Originally Posted by Edgewaters
Oh hardly. It was always acknowledged that some of the symbols on the Phaistos disk resembled Linear A symbols. This only means that whoever created the disk had seen some Linear A symbols. That could have been an ancient Cretan, but it just as easily could have been Luigi Pernier.
The symbols in question are not linear A as far as I know they are a tatooed head!
I believe this disc is the genuine article because no mistakes were made in impressing the glyphs on it and there are 241 glyphs.Whoever made this
was a master craftsman - even the firing of this disc was done well - no cracks.Also the disc is bronze coloured like the Bronze Arkolochori axe.And why didn't a forger who made this for Pernier grass on him.Must have been paid well!
And wouldn't someone have noticed the forger had more money than usual.
The disc is 1cm deep.If we take that as the scale as 1cm = 1 day,
the spiral is about 150 cm long and this is 150 days.There are 150 days between october 21st and march 21 st - between the two equinoxes where the length of day = length of night.Each of the two spirals on the disc has a head like a snake. If we assume one snake is male and the other female
this would explain why the disc looks more aggressive on one side than the other - lots of mohicans and arrows on the side with 31 sets of glyphs ( 31 days perhaps).The side of the disc with 30 days could be female.Male and female mate and this might explain why the disc was found in ash and burnt bone and dark earth - all symbols of fertility.
Also the disc has one side presumably for a calendar of what a woman does over the course of 5 months and
on the other side of the disc we see glyphs describing what the male does over a 5 month period - skinning animals and preparing hides is an obvious activity for a man as can be seen on the glyphs on the disc close to the snake's head.The persians
used a 31 day and 30 day calendar ( 6 x 31 days + 6 x 30 days = 366 days per year).Persia is fairly close to crete
given that cretans traded as far away as egypt.