linear-B script

Syllable script in which the so-called Mycene Greek, one of the oldest known forms of Greek, was written. It was used from 1450 BC and has 89 syllabic characters, of which 48 also occur in Linear A. The earliest inscriptions, found on clay tablets in Knossos on Crete, date from the 14th century BC. Linear B was deciphered in 1952 by the British archaeologist Michael Ventris (1922-1956).




Linear-A script

Logographic script