He gave us the benefit of his ideas and
insights, encouraged independent evaluations, and inspired us to delve deeply
into roots of epigraphic knowledge.
He gave keys to decipher unknown scripts,
and ESOP as a place to exchange views on ancient languages knowledge.
As a teacher, he encouraged us to follow
where the evidence might lead, and not be deterred in the pursuit of
scientific method if the hypotheses developed contradicted current opinion or
Let us continue the process of sorting
through the evidence, encouraging heuristic debate, and presenting new