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Indus Writing System Austin

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Indus Writing System Austin

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

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