Trojan script

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Trojan script is a series of signs of unknown origin found on vessels from Troy excavated by Heinrich Schliemann's expedition. [1] Their status is disputed.



A Soviet historian of antiquity Nikolay Kazansky  [ ru; fr ] found them much similar to Linear B signs, [1] while another Soviet historian, Arkady Molchanov  [ ru ], regarded them as "imitation of writing".[ citation needed ]


Inscription № 2444, if compared with Linear B (or Linear A) signs, may be read:

ku?-to-a-ro-ka-ro-ju??-?-ro-tu[ citation needed ]

Inscription № 2445 is illegible and seems to have partly deteriorated; several signs may be identified as fragments of Linear A or Linear B signs but not as whole signs.[ citation needed ]

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