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Airave
18-05-06, 20:37
Here is a pic I took of the reproduction that I got in Crete,
from where it originates. Was found in 1908 and is from about
1700 BC. The figures are stamped from templates, yet are only
found on this two sided disk

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/Airave/P7062451.jpg

The meaning of this disc is one of the biggest
archeological questions of our time. The script doesn't
belong to any major or known ones of it's time (or any other-
Linear A or B for example).

There are some similairitites and many speculations however.

I just don't have the time right now to write a damn novel about it,
even though it would be nice. If you are interested, please google it
and get your background. Will be happy to answer/discuss any specific
questions from anyone who cares enough to at least do that.
It is worth the effort I think, for any Tomb Raider!

An Aegean script enigma.

Solve this and become famous!

*cough*Or maybe base the next TR on this mystery*cough*

Greenkey2
18-05-06, 20:41
Hmmmm. Very intriguing. Worthy of Lara's attention :D

Airave
18-05-06, 20:45
Don't you think?! :tmb:

Geck-o-Lizard
18-05-06, 21:02
Would suck to find out it's actually a Wheel of Fortune from a 4000-year-old gameshow. :cln:

Airave
18-05-06, 21:09
Would suck to find out it's actually a Wheel of Fortune from a 4000-year-old gameshow. :cln:

:vlol: I've always thought it may be no more then
a childs birthday party invitation or something.

Or could be the answer to "The Meaning of Life"! :o

Lara, get on this right away please!

xMiSsCrOfTx
18-05-06, 21:29
Wow, it looks very cool! :tmb:

Nicky
18-05-06, 21:56
Hmmmm. Very intriguing. Worthy of Lara's attention :D
Well Lara does go on the hunt for the disk of Phaistos in one of the best custom TR levels, 'Aegean Legends' by Trix :D

Although she doesn't get to eventually decipher it when she finds it.

Reggie
18-05-06, 22:05
Wow, in a way it's pretty cool that it's still unknown, who knows what it really is?

xMiSsCrOfTx
18-05-06, 22:08
Maybe it was some type of ancient calendar? Or maybe it was just a piece of art.

Pipolinne
18-05-06, 22:23
Perhaps it had only a decorative function,or,as Gecko said,it was a "whell of fortune" :D!

I read somewhere we tend to idealize a lot ancient objects,which,at their time,had a perfectly common function...but i think time adds mistery,lol!

Legend of Lara
18-05-06, 22:26
I love ancient artefacts. They are so facinating and interesting. And I'm not joking!

Airave
19-05-06, 08:13
There are 45 seperate images on the disk,
which means 45 stamps were created,
and this disk is the ONLY place these particular
symbols have ever been found. Someone went
to alot of trouble to make the stamps-
this wasn't just drawn by a scribe ar artist-
just for this disk?

Or has an entire writing system been lost
to the world except for what we see on the disk?

Breaking a code requires lots of code. without other
examples (several at least) it will be near impossible
to decypher.

Kamrusepas
19-05-06, 08:15
I just read about this recently, it's really fascinating :tmb:

Zip
19-05-06, 08:15
Nice find i usually get things like that when i go on holiday,i may have to get one,makes a good conversation peice

Airave
19-05-06, 08:17
Well Lara does go on the hunt for the disk of Phaistos in one of the best custom TR levels, 'Aegean Legends' by Trix :D

Although she doesn't get to eventually decipher it when she finds it.

Wow, someone is way ahead of me, hehe. Cool! Gotta look that up-
I doubt it is coded for Macintosh though... =/

CerebralAssassin
19-05-06, 08:23
oooooooooooooo.......you're right...loads of books have been written about this...never heard about it though...or if I did I forgot...this will make up for an interesting read..keep us posted :tmb:

CerebralAssassin
19-05-06, 10:29
for some reason this disc reminds me of that puzzle in the "archaeological dig" level in AOD,maybe Core were inspired from the Phaistos disk :)

Airave
19-05-06, 11:49
Hmm, yes there are some similarities there...

That one has concentric circles and Phaistos
spirals (and many more symbols) and fits in
your hand.

I could see how it could hace been an inspiration,
good catch, CA!:D

CerebralAssassin
19-05-06, 12:08
hehe,I don't see this script being deciphered if linear A isn't deciphered first,since linear A is considered the script of the Minoan civilization. :D