Friday, 25 May 2012

The Indus Script


The Indus Script is one of those scripts that every few years some one claims to have deciphered but not quite rather like Cretan Linear A.  Some scholars claim its ideographic and others that its an ancestor of  at least some of the signs in the Brahmi scripts. Id any script knows a Rosetta stone its this one?

Unfortunately the ancient Indians do not seem to have been partial to doing multilingual inscriptions on pillar and the latest known inscriptionsdiscovered so far  date to about 1100 BC so there's no overlap with the first forms of syllabic writing just vague similarities of some signs.

The people Dravidian or IndoEuropean who used this script in the Indus valley certainly had some fine engravers though and a fascination with bulls.