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staing Ray Brown:
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>Mark J. Reed wrote:
>>No, you're ignoring the spiral pattern.  The Phaistos is clearly part
>>of a Cretan Sit-N-Spin. :)
>>On 6/5/09, RoseRose <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>and the phaistos disk was?a sign for a minoan pizzeria?
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>...or an early 20th century hoax. The disk has never been subject to 
>a thermoluminescence test to establish its date.
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>Why have no other examples ever been found of glyphs _stamped_ onto 
>clay from the Minoan period? Why make the stamps if you're only 
>going to use the things once?
Did you see the article on undeciphered scripts in last week's New 
Scientist? It's been suggested that the Phaistos Disk was imported 
into Crete, possibly from Anatolia. One of the symbols on it 
apparently resembles an Anatolian rock-tomb.

Pete

(PS, note to Sai - if you were to create two versions of your 2D 
writing system, you could call them Nonlinear A and Nonlinear B)