about this bookdeutsch english The Phaistos Disk is a fired clay disk of 16 cm in diameter covered front and rear with unknown characters. In professional circles, there is a widespread resignation that we’ll be able to wrest the secret of the disk with its unknown symbols. Why? Because the number of 47 characters is too small, that one could decipher the mysterious disk by linguistic means. Therefore, a different approach was chosen in this book. Inspired by the round disk shape of the find, and by comparison with other round disks the suspicion was created that it might be a calendar document. The study of the symbols then corroborated this suspicion. It was found that on the Discos it’s the question of 12 months and one special month. We can, however, still not read the names of the months, but we can point to the affected character combinations that are available for the 12 month names. And this opened for the future even the possibility to snatch another secret of the Discos: the representation of the numbers 1 to 12. In addition to this holistic outcome of the investigation of the Phaistos Disk, also individual symbols are addressed. For some there is a new, improved interpretation, others are stripped of a misinterpretation. All together it’s a great moment for the Phaistos Disk.
keywordsArchäologie Deutung Diskus Echtheit Kalenderdokument Schriftentwicklung Symbole Zeichendeutungen
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Ein Ansatz zu seiner Entschlüsselung /
An Approach to its Decryption
Hamburg 2017, ISBN 978-3-8300-9625-2 (Print), ISBN 978-3-339-09625-8 (eBook)