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Old Persian—Cuneiform Deciphered

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

Old Persian—Cuneiform Deciphered

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Meet Georg Grotefend, a German high school teacher who made an incomparable contribution to the study of ancient writing and civilization. As you investigate the methods he used to decipher Old Persian cuneiform in the Achaemenid texts of Persepolis, delve into a bit of history on this culture’s language and the foundation that was already established for the decipherment.

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