Deciphering the "Phaistos Disk"

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Deciphering the "Phaistos Disk"

Post by Rogue on Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:58 am

Scientists Finally Crack The Code Of The Ancient 'Phaistos Disk'
The Huffington Post | By Jacqueline Howard
Posted: 10/28/2014 9:43 am EDT

Scientists have been trying to decipher the mysterious "Phaistos Disk" ever since the 4,000-year-old clay disk was discovered in 1908 on the Greek island of Crete.

But no one seems to have been able to translate the mysterious language inscribed on the disk, which dates back to 1700 B.C. and the height of the Minoan civilization -- until now.

Dr. Gareth Owens, who has been studying what he cheekily refers to as the "first Minoan CD-ROM," has figured out not only what the language sounded like but also some of the meaning it conveys, Discovery News reported.

"In collaboration with John Coleman, professor of phonetics at Oxford, we spent six years producing the best possible reading," Owens, a linguist researcher with the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, told The Huffington Post in an email.


The front of the Phaistos disk, which is 16 centimeters in diameter.


The back of the Phaistos disk.

The disk can be read in a spiral direction from the outside rim to the inside. Using what previous studies have shown about Cretan hieroglyphics, and the scripts Minoan Linear A and Mycenaean Linear B from ancient Greece, the researcher was able to identify three key words:

IQEKURJA, which may mean "pregnant mother" and/or "goddess."
IQE, which may mean "mother" and/or "goddess" and which appears repeatedly on the disk.
IQEPAJE or IQE-PHAE, which may mean "shining mother" or "goddess."
Owens concluded that the disk may contain a prayer to a Minoan goddess.

"The goddess mother has been suspected for a century because of what we think we know about Minoan religion, but the point was to prove it linguistically," Owens said in the email. "The proof is in the pudding."

Link & Video>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/28/ancient-cd-rom-phaistos-disk-code_n_6055178.html
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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:49 pm

Yup fascinating Roggie.

The Minoans, like the Polynesians, were seafaring people but still only stayed in the eastern Med. Their ships had a space for a similar disc so it probably was a 'Prayer disc' to the Sea Goddess begging protection for the crew!

Archaeologists have found broken pieces similar but this is the first complete one they have found on Crete. It must have survived the big inundation when Thera farted so violently!

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Post by Agartha on Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:27 am

Wow...... some people are incredibly clever, eh? How do they manage to translate symbols like that??? I was looking at the symbols and, to me, one look like a punk, then a biscuit......lol

But I applaud the Minoans for their love to women and the gift of child bearing...... they should come back to this planet now and teach some cultures a thing or two about loving and respecting their women!
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Post by Rockhopper on Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:47 pm

Yes Ags the Minoan women were fully equal and often held positions of power too.

The deciphering is done by looking at the way each heiroglyph relates to the one before and the one after but I'm like you -- it looks as if it is something that a heavy metal rocker would wear!

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Re: Deciphering the "Phaistos Disk"

Post by Monk (in hiding) on Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:50 am

Biology meets geometry: Describing geometry of common cellular structure



http://phys.org/news/2014-10-biology-geometry.html


Get it now, or did it fly over your left brain noogings?

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Re: Deciphering the "Phaistos Disk"

Post by Agartha on Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:57 am

Ω wrote:
Get it now, or did it fly over your left brain noogings?

Nope, nobody can get it if you don't elaborate on the link between the disk and the article you have provided.
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Post by Lenzabi on Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:51 pm

LOL! it looks very much like a dual sided board game. Ascend or descend.

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Re: Deciphering the "Phaistos Disk"

Post by Ken McClellan on Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:53 pm

See Appendix F of Christian & Barbara Joy O'Brien's "The Genius of the Few." They show a definite connection between Minoan Linear A and the original symbols and language of Sumeria. Also of interest would be the guys with the Mohawk haircuts (which stood for Lord/prince/king). They can be found associated with early Americas and Atlantis.
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