Phaistos Disk


Mark Cartwright
published on 26 April 2012
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One side (A) of the Phaistos disk, New-Palace period (1600-1450 BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete,
Each side of the clay disk is impressed with hieroglyphic symbols as yet undeciphered.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, April 26). Phaistos Disk. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Phaistos Disk." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Phaistos Disk." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 24 Nov 2020.

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