Decoding the ancient script of the Indus Valley
Published on September 1st, 2009 | by Admin1
A code-busting artifact with bilingual text, like the Rosetta Stone, has yet to be found. By some counts, over 100 decipherments of the civilization’s often anthropomorphic runes and signs — known in the field as the Harappan script — have been attempted over the decades, none with great success. Some archaeologists spied parallels with the cuneiform of Mesopotamia; others speculated an unlikely link between Harappan signs and the similarly inscrutable “birdmen” glyphs found thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean at Easter Island.