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Wed Aug 27 2003

Media: Article/Disappearance of Ancient Scripts

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  1. Mike Cahill, Scholars Perform Autopsy on Ancient Writing System

Message 1: Scholars Perform Autopsy on Ancient Writing System

Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 13:02:34 +0000
From: Mike Cahill <mike_cahillsil.org>
Subject: Scholars Perform Autopsy on Ancient Writing System

>From the Washington Post - ''In the first study of its kind, three
experts in the study of written language have described the common
characteristics that caused three famous scripts -- ancient Egyptian,
Middle Eastern cuneiform and pre-Columbian Mayan -- to disappear.''

The full text is at 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40010-2003Aug24.html 
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