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The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). Side B

The Minoan Phaistos Disc series contains 47 unique characters based on the cryptichieroglyphic symbols depicted on the infamous Phaistos Disk. Measuring approximately 16cm in diameter, the Phaistos Disk was excavated in 1908 at the Minoan palace at Hagia Triada in Crete. The glyphs have not been conclusively deciphered to this day.

Phaistos Disk; Minoan Artifact. It currently lives in the museum of Heraklion. (Crete) The disc was discovered in 1908 by the Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in the Minoan palace-site of Phaistos, and features 241 tokens, comprising 45 unique signs, which were apparently made by pressing hieroglyphic "seals" into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling toward the disc's center.

Ancient Disk's Mysterious Code Finally Cracked

Scientists Finally Crack The Code Of The Ancient 'Phaistos Disk': It's a prayer to their Goddess.

Kamares krater/banquet vessel. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs.

Kamares Ware jar, from Phaistos, Crete, c. 1800-1700 BCE

Minoan tray with handles from Phaistos. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs

Marine Style rhyton from Phaistos, 1500-1450 BC. Late Minoan IB period.. Herakleion Archaeological Museum

Kamares ware amphora and ewers. Phaistos 1800-1700 BC.