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Phaistos Disc – Οne of the Μost Famous Mysteries of Archaeology

By |2019-08-23T14:33:21+03:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

The Phaistos Disc is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age. The Phaistos Disc is about 15 cm (5.9 in) in diameter and covered on both [...]

Dresden Codex: Ancient Mayan Book

By |2018-06-07T21:42:01+03:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , |

For more than a century the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex (a pre-Columbian Maya astronomical book dating to the 11th century) has been of great interest to scholars. The accuracy of its observations, especially the calculation of a kind of ‘leap year,’ was deemed [...]