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  • 1. Indus Writing System By Austin K.
  • 2. History
    • The Indus Script is the written language of the Harappan civilization.
    • It was used from 2600-1900 B.C.
    • About 4000 scripts or objects bearing this language have been discovered.
  • 3. Characteristics
    • It is written from right to left.
    • There are 400-600 principal signs.
    • Scholars believe that it is logo-syllabic.
    • The language is undeciphered.
    • The average length of the inscriptions is less than five signs, the longest being one of only 27 signs.
  • 4. Attempts at decipherment
    • This language is undeciphered. It is extremely hard to decipher because there is no “Rosetta Stone,” or bilingual evidence.
    • There have been 13 claims at decipherment, yet none of them have got it correct.
  • 5. Importance to Indian Culture
    • The Indus writing system is important to Indian culture because it shows their long history of making strides to improve culture.
    • This language was the stepping stone to later languages.
  • 6. Bibliography
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_script