Amazing Photographs of the Linear B Tablets at the Ashmolean Museum

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Here's a quick cheat sheet using the IDs Mycenologists use:

KN Ap 639 (thumbnail) RTIViewerURL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_218_o/An1910_218_o.ptm

KN B 799+ Recto (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_707_o/An1938_707_o.ptm

KN B 799+ Verso (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_709_r/An1938_709_r.ptm
Note: this one is mislabeled as 1938.709 so the links may change to correct the error

KN Ce 59 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_212_o/An1910_212_o.ptm

KN Dc 1298 (thumbnail) RTIViewerURL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_216_o/An1910_216_o.ptm

KN De 1301 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_708_o/An1938_708_o.ptm

KN De 1648 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_850_o/An1938_850_o.ptm

KN Dh 1646+ (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_712_o/An1938_712_o.ptm

KN D 1650 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_854_o/An1938_854_o.ptm

KN E 777 Recto (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_214_o/An1910_214_o.ptm

KN E 777 Verso (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_214_r/An1910_214_r.ptm

KN E 1569+ (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_710_o/An1938_710_o.ptm

KN G 820 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_215_o/An1910_215_o.ptm

KN L 1647 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_848_o/An1938_848_o.ptm

KN L 1649 sup. mut. (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_852_o/An1938_852_o.ptm

KN L 1649 Verso (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_852_r/An1938_852_r.ptm

KN Mc 4455+ (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_217_o/An1910_217_o.ptm

KN M 1645 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_711_o/An1938_711_o.ptm

KN Ra 1540 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_706_o/An1938_706_o.ptm

KN Sc 218 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_849_o/An1910_849_o.ptm

KN Sc 238 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_704_o/An1938_704_o.ptm

KN Sd 4422 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_213_o/An1910_213_o.ptm

KN Se 883 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1938_705_o/An1938_705_o.ptm

KN So 894 (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_211_o/An1910_211_o.ptm

KN V 479 Recto (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_219_o/An1910_219_o.ptm

KN V 479 Verso (thumbnail) RTIViewer URL: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/images/ptm/An1910_219_r/An1910_219_r.ptm

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2 Responses to Amazing Photographs of the Linear B Tablets at the Ashmolean Museum

  1. Kate says:

    Is there a database of Linear A images, anywhere?

    • Alas, no. The actual photographs of Linear A tablets and artifacts are highly protected by the people who took them, unfortunately. However, there are amazing publications of the photographs, and they are available at most graduate libraries if you live anywhere near a university.

      Recueil des inscriptions en linéaire A (GORILA) vol. 1-5
      by Louis Godart & Jean-Pierre Olivier

      Even if you don’t have a nearby university, I’ve been able to find sources through my inter-library loan system. Libraries are a wonder :) So if there’s no university nearby, stop by your local library and see if they can get these through inter-library loan. These books cost several hundred dollars, so there’ll usually be a small fee if they have to ship it from far away, but the fees are usually reasonable … because libraries are a wonder :)

      Thank you for your interest!

      (I personally hand-traced all the Linear A stuff onto paper because while you can’t republish photos without permission, which is often denied, you can publish facsimiles without anyone’s consent.)

      Also take a look at Dr. John Younger’s Linear A pages at the University of Kansas. Some of them do have photographs associated with them.

      Hope all this helps!

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