RE: Phaistos disk forgery?

From: Jony Rosenne (
Date: Sat Jun 28 2008 - 02:29:40 CDT

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    As far as I can see it looks more like a riddle than a writing system.

    Who says riddles are a modern invention (assuming it isn't a forgery)?


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    At 21:18 -0600 2008-06-27, Doug Ewell wrote:

    >Actually, when you consider the checkers and chess pieces and shogi
    >pieces and dominoes and mahjong tiles, the Unicode encoding of
    >Phaistos might be on more solid ground if it is a board game than if
    >it's an undeciphered writing system.

    There's nothing unsolid about the encoding. The characters are widely
    known and people are interested in exchanging them as data.

    Michael Everson *

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