I suspected that this disk was in Minoan, or so it would appear. And IF this is true, we have the first real handle on the decipherment of Linear A, which Rita and I should eventually be investigating, perhaps later in 2015. But for now we have other things on our mind re. Linear B and I on Linear C. FANTASTIC POST Rita!

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INTRODUCTION

The Phaistos disc was discovered in l908 by the Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in the Minoan pre-formed hieroglyphic “seals” into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling towards the disc’s center.

The Phaistos disc captured the imagination of amateur and professional archaeologists, and many attempts have been made to decipher the code behind the disc’s signs. While it is not clear that it is a script, most attempted decipherments  assume that it is; most additionally assume a syllabary , others an alphabet or logography.

Attempts at decipherment  are generally thought to be unlikely to succeed unless more examples of the signs are discovered, as it is generally agreed that there is not enough context available for a meaningful analysis. However more news has come to light recently with regard to the decipherment of The Phaistos Disc.

The Phaistos Disc 2

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Close-up section of the Phaistos Disc.

HAS THE PHAISTOS DISC DECIPHERMENT BEEN…

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