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The writing of Minos. The Phaistos disk and Cretan hieroglyphs, by Ippolito Marmai an italian researcher about Minoan writings. The Phaistos disk is fundamental as it happens to be the oldest European literary expression. It sends us a message from the abysm of time at the dawn of Western culture and draws a line between a before and an after - between prehistory and history. Rediscovering this "Ariadne's thread" to understand the meaning of what it transmits is therefore an inescapable historico-cultural and scientific necessity. This eclectic, interdisciplinary approach has produced unexpected results thanks to the constant verification in the field of the available data. The author's twenty years of research into the Paistos Disc and on the Cretan hieroglyphic script now offers a unique and completely new interpretation of a puzzle that Minoan scholars have being working on for over a century.
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