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54 Cretan Hieroglyhs

alphabet : [1450-1400 bc, late Minoan] Cretan hieroglyphs, 54 signs which mainly comprised a syllabary, but which were sometimes employed as an alphabet.[6] The 54 Cretan signs were four more than the 50 Sanskrit signs. The Mycenaean Greeks adapted the Cretan hieroglyphs to their own needs, and thereby created an alphabet of 22 letters, and later 24 letters. Cf. Sanskrit.
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