The history of writing is a fascinating subject which can give us insight into many aspects of ancient culture. In this interview, Dr Silvia Ferrara from the University of Oxford tells us about her work on an undeciphered script known as Cypro-Minoan, which dates to the second millenium BCE. She explains how this intriguing writing system can open a window onto the ancient Mediterranean world – and why classicists should stay away from Dan Brown’s novels!

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