Imagine my utter astonishment when I just now revisited a rare Minoan Linear A tablet from Malia, and deduced that it may be written in proto-Greek!


Imagine my utter astonishment when I just now revisited a rare Minoan Linear A tablet from Malia, and deduced that it may be written in proto-Greek!

And here it is, complete with a fairly complete decipherment, except for the word puwi, which utterly escapes me:

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As I have just pointed out in the illustration of this tablet above, the implication for the eventual (all but complete?) decipherment of Minoan Linear A are nothing short of staggering ! The first time I attempted to decipher this tablet, I got absolutely nowhere, but this time round the story is quite different.

Compare the decipherment of this rare Minoan Linear A tablet with my decipherment of a Minoan Linear A medallion, on which is inscribed what appears to be the Linear A ideogram for “man”, but in fact is not.

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I have explained this in some detail in the preview of my article, The Mycenaean Linear B “Rosetta Stone” to Minoan Linear A Tablet HT 31 (Haghia Triada) Vessels and Pottery, to be published in Vol. 12 (2016) of the prestigious international journal, Archaeology and Science (Belgrade) ISSN 1452-7448 (the article being currently under wraps until it is eventually published, probably early in 2018), and which will run to at least 50 pages.  

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6 thoughts on “Imagine my utter astonishment when I just now revisited a rare Minoan Linear A tablet from Malia, and deduced that it may be written in proto-Greek!”

  1. Very relevant to your work http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/golden-warrior-greek-tomb-exposes-roots-western-civilization-180961441/#0zoCrYv32QsPiLqO.01

    On Jan 28, 2017 9:10 AM, “Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae” wrote:

    > vallance22 posted: “Imagine my utter astonishment when I just now > revisited a rare Minoan Linear A tablet from Malia, and deduced that it may > be written in proto-Greek! And here it is, complete with a fairly complete > decipherment, except for the word puwi, which utterly esc” >

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    1. Hello Willard.

      This page from the Smithsonian is superb! You can rest assured that I shall make full use of it in my upcoming research on Mycenaean Linear B and probably also as supportive bibliographic info. for one of my many future papers to be published in European journals. Thank you. Richard

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    2. Thanks so much, Willard. I shall visit the Smithsonian pronto and take profound accout of this!

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