This insight is fascinating. Years ago I had the germ of an idea for a novel set in Crete and Egypt, then other ideas took over. Perhaps I should find my old notebooks. x
Colleagues in Crete inform me of a recent breakthrough which may change our view of Minoan Civilisation. The partial decipherment of the Disc of Phaistos by Dr. Gareth Owens has allowed an international team or researchers to use a combination of a powerful code-breaking algorithm and modern linguistic analysis to analyze the symbols of Linear A tablets and compare them with symbols on the Phaistos Disc and Linear B tablets. This powerful approach has not yet led to the complete decipherment of the still mysterious script, but has nevertheless allowed specialists to draw meaningful conclusions about Minoan society from 2000 to 1450 BCE.
From what has become known, the analysis of the previously impenetrable symbols has already yielded a lot of the tablets’ secrets. Among other things, it has confirmed what archaeologists suspected all along – that the tablets were used to record the inventories and other financial…
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