Re: Phaistos disk forgery?

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Sun Jul 13 2008 - 10:17:30 CDT

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    On 7/13/2008 12:24 AM, Michael Everson wrote:
    > At 17:38 +0100 2008-07-12, Andrew West wrote:
    >> Today's Times has a full-page article on Eisenberg's Phaistos Disc
    >> forgery theory, which you can also read online:
    >> <>
    > Arts and entertainment, indeed. The bit about firing is absurd though.
    > So what if Minoans fired differently? Who says it was made in Crete
    > just because it was found there? It could have been imported from
    > elsewhere.
    Wasn't the point here that the firing of these artifacts was due to
    burning the libraries, rather than as part of their production process?
    If so, you might expect less-than-perfect results from a fire.

    Absent a knock-out proof such as thermoluminescence data, all such
    different characteristics will continue to be cited and excite...


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