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3300BC-1200BC-Bronze Age Europe Greece

Phaistos Disc – A secret message from ancient times

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March 30, 2021

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TypeAncient Artefact
Dating1850 BC – 1600 BC
Other NamesPhaestos Disc
Dimensions16 cm
Where is displayedHeraklion Archeological Museum, Crete, Greece, Europe

Phaistos Disc

The Phaistos Disc is a famous artifact that is believed to be 4000 years old.

Phaistos Disc was found in The Minoan Palace of Phaistos in 1908 in the “Old Palace”.

The disc is a clay disk, most probably was handmade, and is engraved on both sides with mysterious 242 symbols that have not been deciphered yet.

Information about disk origin, purpose, and manufacture are not clear. The message of the symbols is an enigma.

Various theories about the means of the symbols are on the table:

  • hymn to the earth goddess
  • a court list
  • a list of religious centers
  • a fertility ritual
  • musical notes.

Source: Wikipedia, Photo Source: By Jerzy Strzelecki – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, httpscommons.wikimedia

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