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Ancient Codes

 Phaistos Disk
In a century which has seen the cracking of Linear B, Ugaritic, and other orthographic systems, the Phaistos Disk has eluded decipherment. It’s the most important example of hieroglyphic inscription from Crete and was discovered in 1903. The disk is thought to date from around 1700 BC. 

It should be noted here that all previous attempts to decipher the Phaistos Disk have been subjective attempts, assigning phonetic values to the characters with no true objective criteria. This is therefore the first effort at cracking the disk by OBJECTIVE determinations.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)

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