Computing a Rosetta Stone for the Indus script (Rajesh Rao)

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Jan van der Crabben
by TED
published on 19 July 2014
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http://www.ted.com Rajesh Rao is fascinated by "the mother of all crossword puzzles": How to decipher the 4000 year old Indus script. At TED 2011 he tells how he is enlisting modern computational techniques to read the Indus language, the key piece to understanding this ancient civilization.

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TED, . (2014, July 19). Computing a Rosetta Stone for the Indus script (Rajesh Rao). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/522/

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