Thursday, 8 December 2016

#plaque366 Michael Ventris

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series

Architect and linguist, decipherer of Linear B – script found on tablets in the ancient Cretan city of Knossos in the early 20th Century. Ventris first saw the script as a schoolboy in the 1930 at Burlington House. Educated as an architect rather than a linguist, his work on Linear B, with John Chadwick and Alice Kober, culminated between 1951 and 1953.

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