Michael Ventris

On this page we discuss the stunning achievement of Michael Ventris (1922-1956), who single-handedly deciphered Linear B.

This was no mean achievement, as there was nothing upon which he could posit his decipherment.

Michael Ventris 1922-1956

No-one in the history of decipherment ever equalled Michael Ventris’ genius for cracking unknown ancient languages.

Richard Vallance April 1 2013