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Early Greek writing unearthed on Crete

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    Posted: 15-Nov-2005 at 17:04

Archaeologists in Crete have found an important trove of archaeological treasures containing some of the earliest known examples of Greek writing, the Culture Ministry said Saturday.

It said the finds were excavated at a long-abandoned site on a hill overlooking the port of Hania in western Crete, which has been identified with the Minoan city of Kydonia.

Among the discoveries was an amphora containing an intact text written in Linear B, the language of the court at Mycenae where the legendary Agamemnon ruled.

Also found were two terracotta tablets containing texts in Linear A, an even older alphabet used around 1,700 years before the common era which has not yet been deciphered. The ministry said the archaeologists found evidence of a violent fire believed to have destroyed a town on the site around 1450 BC.

source :Kathimerini newspaper

 

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Interesting. I would love if a bilingual tablet A-B would be found and linear A got finally deciphered. 

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Originally posted by Maju

Interesting. I would love if a bilingual tablet A-B would be found and linear A got finally deciphered. 

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We could use a Rosetta stone for many different other civilizations.
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