|Type||Undeciphered possible Bronze Age writing|
|Spoken languages||Unknown (see Harappan language)|
|Time period||3500–1900 BCE|
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Indus script is a collection of symbols that was used by the Indus Valley Civilization. They were used from about 2.500 BC to about 1.900 BC. Most inscriptions are extremely short. About 400 symbols are known. Scientists do not agree if these symbols were used as a writing system to record a language. So far no bilingual text have been found. An example of a bilinhial text us the Rosetta stone which has the same text in three different languages.
References[change | change source]
- David Whitehouse (May 4, 1999). "'Earliest writing' found". BBC News. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- "Evidence for Indus script dated to ca. 3500 BCE". Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- Edwin Bryant (2001). The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate. Oxford University. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-19-513777-4.