Category Archives: Inscriptions

Excellent Linear B Repository

DĀMOS: Database of Mycenaean at Oslo Federico Aurora at the Universitetet i Oslo has completed work on an outstanding repository of Linear B inscriptions. The user interface is absolutely beautiful and intuitive. Do a search on a Linear B word … Continue reading

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José L. Melena and the Pylos Joins

Dr. Melena at the University of the Basque Country is one of my favourite Mycenologists. His writing is, to me, a perfect synthesis of detail-oriented curiosity and evidence-based academic rigor. An example of this are his comments which I’ve included … Continue reading

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Amazing Photographs of the Linear B Tablets at the Ashmolean Museum

Go here for full details on the project and how to download the RTI Viewer: http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/collection/linearb/images.php Please consider making a donation to the Ashmolean Museum to thank them for this extraordinary project. Be sure to mention the RTI Project and … Continue reading

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Linear B Inscribed Handmade Pendants on Etsy

I’ve long wanted some Linear B inscribed jewelry. I couldn’t find any while I was on Crete, so I finally decided to make some. I put up a few extras on Etsy (a-ne-mo i-je-re-ja; e-ra; ka-ke-u; ko-wa; ko-wo; ma-te; ma-te … Continue reading

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Khania Linear B Transliterations

The 1989-90 Greek-Swedish Excavations at Kastelli, Khania yielded 4 Linear B artefacts. These transliterations are now available for further study: KH Ar

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Linear B at Thebes

Excellent! I stopped by the graduate library at the University of Washington today, and they finally have the 2005 transliterations from Aravantinos, del Freo, Godart and Sacconi. I’ll start work tonight on finally reconciling the various discrepancies between the 3 … Continue reading

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Linear B Data Project Update – lexicon definitions are growing

One or more definitions are now available for all of the in-tact lexical elements in the following Knossos Linear B series: KN Ag, KN Ai, KN Ak, KN Am, KN Ap, KN As KN B, KN Bg KN C, KN … Continue reading

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KN Dl 47 at the Ashmolean Museum

With kind permission from the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, photos of the inscription and verso graffito of KN Dl 47 are now up to bring life to its transliteration. Please consider making a small donation to the … Continue reading

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The Ambiguities of Linear B Spelling

As all Mycenologists know, it is infinitely difficult to argue that a specific Mycenaean name is or is not capable of a Greek interpretation; the ambiguity of the spelling is an all-powerful obstacle. – Anna Morpurgo Davies1 To read more … Continue reading

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po-ni-ki-jo, what art thou?

po-ni-ki-jo is a favourite Linear B word of mine. The number of definitions suggested for it seems proportionate to the number of Mycenologists who have studied it. Hooker thought perhaps it was a palm tree, Chadwick & Ventris believed it … Continue reading

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