Tag Archives: Knossos

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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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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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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A Linear B tablet fragment in Manchester

For those of you in the UK, I just confirmed with the Manchester Museum at the University of Manchester that, in their Mediterranean Gallery, there is a Linear B tablet fragment on permanent display: KN B 8333. http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/ If any … Continue reading

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“An Archaeology of Palatial Mason’s Marks on Crete” by D. J. Ian Begg

This volume (33) of Hesperia Supplements includes an excellent article by D. J. Ian Begg reviewing the present study and understanding of the context and interpretation of Minoan “mason’s marks”. For anyone who is curious about the marks incised in … Continue reading

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Mmm! Minoan Mason Marks

Photos of the Minoan mason marks at Gournia, Knossos, Malia, Palaikastro and Phaistos in the Minoan mason marks group at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/minoan-mason-marks/ Three “thunderbolt” mason marks at the top of the theatre stairs at Phaistos photo by Kim Raymoure Further … Continue reading

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Missing Cretan Inscriptions

Due to a recent conversation with a friend, I thought it might be interesting to keep a record somewhere of missing or unpublished inscriptions from Crete. This is a work in progress. Published but now MIA Artefacts KN Ai → … Continue reading

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Linear B Biblio Project

Added preliminary data for the Thebes TH Fq series to the Linear B Transliterations section. 30 June 2011 Added prelims for the Knossos KN Ag series.

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Linear B Inscribed Stirrup Jar (ISJ) Transcriptions

WORK IN PROGRESS I want a consolidated place to review the transcriptions of the ISJs, so I’m making one here. It will probably take me awhile to get all of them consolidated here, as there are approximately 1302-180 inscribed stirrup … Continue reading

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White Women and Red Men?

I received an interesting comment on my post about the crossovers in Minoan and Egyptian art, and it inspired me to compile a quick tally of who is red and who is white in the frescoes from Knossos and Santorini, … Continue reading

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