Cretulae with Linear (A?) script from Archanes, Minoan Crete, ca. 1500 BCE
Cretulae with Linear (A?) script from Archanes, Minoan Crete, ca. 1500 BCE:
I just discovered this highly unusual Linear (A?) tablet from Archanes, Crete, dated from ca. 1500 BCE. What makes it so unusual is the fact that there are 8 syllabograms and ideograms on it which I have never run across on any Minoan Linear A tablet. This raises the question, is this tablet in Linear A? And if the script is a bizarre variant of Linear A or is not Linear A at all, is it still in the Minoan language? At the present juncture in the partial decipherment of Minoan Linear A, this tablet falls way beyond the pale. I see no hope for its decipherment in the near to not so near future.
But fascinating it surely is!