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By Asko Parpola

Of the writing structures of the traditional international which nonetheless look forward to interpreting, the Indus script is crucial. It built within the Indus or Harappan Civilization, which flourished c. 2500-1900 BC in and round smooth Pakistan, collapsing earlier than the earliest ancient documents of South Asia have been composed. approximately 4,000 samples of the writing live on, typically on stamp seals and amulets, yet no translations. Professor Parpola is the manager editor of the Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions. His principles concerning the script, the linguistic affinity of the Harappan language, and the character of the Indus faith are expert by means of a awesome command of Aryan, Dravidian, and Mesopotamian assets, archaeological fabrics, and linguistic method. His interesting examine confirms that the Indus script used to be logo-syllabic, and that the Indus language belonged to the Dravidian kinfolk.

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