New clues on the demise of the Minoan Civilisation

This is a reblog of a fascinating post on New clues on the demise of the Minoan Civilisation that was posted on April 1, 2016 from Aristotle, Greek Tourist Guide.


Aristotle, Greek tourist guide

Colleagues in Crete inform me of a recent breakthrough which may change our view ofMinoan Civilisation. The partial decipherment of theDisc of Phaistosby Dr. Gareth Owenshas allowed an international team or researchers to use a combination of a powerfulcode-breaking algorithmandmodern linguistic analysisto analyze the symbols ofLinear Atablets 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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