The original Phaistos Disc was found in the Minoan Palace of Phaistos on the Greek Island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). Its purpose and meaning, and even its original Geographical place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most Famous Mysteries of Archaeology. This unique object is now on display at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
The Phaistos 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 pre-formed Hieroglyphic, Seals, into a Disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling towards the Disc's center. The Phaistos Disc captured the imagination of amateur and professional Archeologists, and many attempts have been made to Decipher the Code behind the Disc's signs. While it is not clear that it is a script, most attempted Decipherments assume that it is. Most additionally assume a syllabary, others an alphabet or Logography.
This Item is for our Full Size (8.5 x 11), Full Color, 36 page Book The Phaistos Disc by James Arnold. It has sections on Attempts to Decipher the Disc, the Discovery of it and More. The Book includes explains the basic history of the Artifact to the 21st century. Book also includes various Historical Newspaper Articles as they have appeared through History and Actual Historical Photos of the Real Phaistos Disc.
The Book also comes FREE with each Limited Edition Ancient Mystery Replica of the Phaistos Disc.