Phaistos Disk is the most famous Minoan inscription and one of the most famous secrets of archeology

The Phaistos disk is a disk of burnt clay from the Minoan palace of Feistoson, on the island of Crete. It was discovered in 1908 and possibly refers to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age. This unique archaeological find remains a mystery; Its purpose and its meaning and even its original geographical production site remain controversial, which makes it one of the most famous secrets of archeology.

Disk Phaistos (side A). Photoreport

The disc is now generally accepted as Cretan in origin and therefore probably represents the Minoan language used during this period, which leads scientists to date the disk from 1850 to 1550 BC.

The Phaistos disc captured the imagination of amateurs and professional archaeologists, and many attempts were made to decipher the code behind the disc marks. Photoreport

The disk is about 15 cm in diameter and is covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. The sign represents a helmet with a crest, which was later used by the Philistines. Another sign represents a structure similar to the sarcophagus used by the Lycians of Asia Minor.

The inscription, apparently, was made by pressing pre-prepared hieroglyphic fillings into soft clay, clockwise, rotating towards the center of the disc. Photoreport

According to ancient scenarios, since there are practically no differences between different copies of the same symbol, it is very likely that the stamps were used to create these very detailed signs. While not really a print job, some of them designated Phaistos Disk as the earliest typewritten work.

The Phaistos disc is usually considered to be an authentic archaeologist (Side B). Photoreport

The disk has 242 tokens consisting of 45 different characters. Many of these 45 characters are easily identifiable everyday things. 45 characters were numbered by Arthur Evans from 01 to 45, and this numbering became the generally accepted reference used by most researchers.

Owens came to the conclusion that the disc can contain a prayer to the Minoan goddess. Photoreport

It is universally recognized that this disk can be read in a spiral, from the edge inwards.

This unique object is now exhibited in the archaeological museum of Heraklion. Photoreport

There are many theories about the significance of the Phaistos Disc, some believe that it was a token used in healing rituals or other ceremonies in ancient times, others believe that it is a legal document or the history of the journey of humanity.

Some researchers believe that the disc is a forgery or deception, although archaeologists are generally recognized.

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