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Phaistos Disc fake? Gotcha!

Times Online

Some say that its 45 mysterious symbols are the words of a 4,000-year-old poem, or perhaps a sacred text. Others contest that they are a magical inscription, a piece of ancient music or the world’s oldest example of punctuation.

But now an American scholar believes that the markings on the Phaistos Disc, one of archaeology’s most famous unsolved mysteries, mean nothing at all — because the disc is a hoax.

July 13, 2008 - Posted by | archaeology, Art? | , ,

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