Emmett L. Bennett Jr., Ancient Script Expert, Dies at 93

Helping decipher a puzzle dating from the Bronze Age.

By MARGALIT FOX
OBITUARIES


Emmett L. Bennett Jr., a classicist who played a vital role in deciphering Linear B, the Bronze Age Aegean script that defied solution for more than 50 years after it was unearthed on clay tablets in 1900, died on Dec. 15 in Madison, Wis. He was...

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