Decoding Linear A, the Writing System of the Ancient Minoans
Linear A, a writing system that was used by the ancient Minoans from 1800 to 1450 BC, has never been fully decrypted. Used in governmental and religious writings of the Minoan Civilization, the script has intrigued and frustrated experts for centuries. Now,...
The Scholars Who Deciphered the Ancient Greek Script Linear B
If not for the incredible determination and talent of two scholars, Alice Kober and Michael Ventris, the ancient Greek script Linear B would likely remain a mystery today. While many linguists and archaeologists contributed to the decipherment of the script,...
The History of the Greek Language Throughout Time
Among the world's 2,700 languages, Greek stands out for its centuries-long, unique and continuous path. If we also consider the influence it exerted—both in terms of formation and content—on European as well as other languages, Greek is, without exaggeration,...
Archaeologist Solves Mystery of the Phaistos Disc in Greece
The mystery of the Minoan Phaistos Disc has been "solved by 99 percent" says linguist and archaeologist Gareth Owens.
Poseidon: The Almighty Greek God of the Sea
God of the sea, rivers, storms, earthquakes, bulls, and horses, Poseidon occupies a large amount of ancient Greek mythology, literature, and theology, as well as multiple appearances in modern pop culture. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis He had an unpredictable temperament that reflected...
Minoan Language Linear A Linked to Linear B in Groundbreaking Research
The ancient Minoan language known as "Linear A," long untranslated, may finally be deciphered with the help of the internet.
This Summer, Scientists Will Reveal the Context of the Phaistos Disc
A huge scientific breakthrough thousands of years in the making is imminent this summer, with experts claiming that they will soon be able to decode the Phaistos Disc, having decrypted almost 90 percent of its symbols. According to the International Relations Office of...
Australia’s Greeks Mark 60 Years Since Ventris Broke Linear B
MELBOURNE -To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Michael Ventris' diciphering of the Bronze Age Aegean Linear B script - and that it was an early form of Greek - the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria is holding...