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By Asko Parpola

Of the writing platforms of the traditional global which nonetheless watch for interpreting, the Indus script is an important. It built within the Indus or Harappan Civilization, which flourished c. 2500-1900 BC in and round smooth Pakistan, collapsing ahead of the earliest historic documents of South Asia have been composed. approximately 4,000 samples of the writing continue to exist, regularly on stamp seals and amulets, yet no translations. Professor Parpola is the manager editor of the Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions. His rules in regards to the script, the linguistic affinity of the Harappan language, and the character of the Indus faith are knowledgeable through a notable command of Aryan, Dravidian, and Mesopotamian assets, archaeological fabrics, and linguistic technique. His attention-grabbing learn confirms that the Indus script was once logo-syllabic, and that the Indus language belonged to the Dravidian relations.

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