an ancient system of writing representing a very early form of Greek, deciphered by Michael Ventris chiefly from clay tablets found at Knossos on Crete and at Pylos.
Compare Linear A.
Origin of Linear B
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for linear b
an ancient system of writing, apparently a modified form of Linear A, found on clay tablets and jars of the second millennium bc The earliest excavated examples, dating from about 1400, came from Knossos, in Crete, but all the later finds are at Pylos and Mycenae on the Greek mainland, dating from the 14th–12th centuries. The script is generally accepted as being an early representation of Mycenaean Greek
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