Tag Archives: Louis Godart

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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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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Clarifying symbols on HT101

For review: Linear A Numbers This sassy little excerpt appears on HT101. HT101’s header includes the ligature A578 which is AB120 ligatured to AB 78 (QE). Younger transcribes it as SA-RA2 AB120 #41# A302 #10# A506 #3# GORILA transcribes it … Continue reading

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Starting from Q

1 Dec 2010 19:34: Edited to add: make sure to read Andras’ comment on the Q* series in Linear B, etc. – it is full of useful information that helps provide further context for this subject The Q* Phonemes Being … Continue reading

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The Administration of Neopalatial Crete: Ilse Schoep’s dissertation

Suplementos a MINOS no. 17 The Administration of Neopalatial Crete: A Critical Assessment of the Linear A Tablets and Their Role in the Administrative Process by Ilse Schoep You’ve perused all five volumes of GORILA and are now familiar with … Continue reading

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Linear A Symbol AB45: DE vs. DE and KE

Thanks to a recent private correspondence with Andras Zeke, I realize I should post about a certain assumption I’ve been making for a long time about symbol AB45 which may not be conventional. If you’ve also noticed this or read … Continue reading

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The Phaistos Disk on the National Geographic Channel Sept. 27

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/the-blood-of-christ-5049/Overview Less famous then the Shroud of Turin, could the Shroud of Oviedo actually be Christ’s burial cloth? NGC traces the blood-stained relic to Israel in a quest to determine whether it holds Christ’s DNA, and in a most chilling … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! A beloved and incorrect theory linking Egyptian and Minoan via two Arkalokhori axe inscriptions

There are two gorgeous double-axes, one gold, one silver, from Arkalokhori with matching Linear A inscriptions. This is the inscription, normalized: Using Louis Godart’s 1984 proposal of Linear A and Linear B equivalents, and confirming against John Younger’s Linear A … Continue reading

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