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Margalit Fox

Margalit Fox appears in the following:

The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New York Times reporter Margalit Fox tells a real-life intellectual detective story about how an ancient language on tablets unearthed in Crete was deciphered. In The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code, she paints portraits of three pivotal figures. English archeologist Arthur Evans who discovered a cache of ancient tablets; Michael Ventris, the brilliant amateur who deciphered the script but met with a sudden, mysterious death; and Alice Kober, the unsung heroine of the story whose painstaking work allowed Ventris to crack the code.

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Sign Language and the Brain

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

In the remote Israeli Bedouin village of Al-Sayyid, an unusually high percentage of the population is deaf. Everyone in the village - whether or not they're hearing impaired - communicates in a unique, local form of sign language. New York Times reporter Margalit Fox followed researchers into the village to ...

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