Samuel Flower

Samuel Flower was an East India Company agent in Persia and in June 1693 was responsible for the publication of two lines of cuneiform in the Transactions of the Royal Society, based on his notes.

The inscription published was from Persepolis consisting of twenty characters. This was taken to be a genuine inscription, although it actually consisted of twenty-three separate signs selected from various inscriptions, an error which caused no little confusion and frustration to those attempting to decipher the script.

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