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The Disk of Phaistos

The Disk of Phaistos

8x8 inches round (Tablet)
8x9 inches (Tablet + Stand)


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 (second millennium B.C.).  The language imprinted on the face of the mysterious disk has never been fully decoded, and its symbols are part of no known alphabet, ancient or modern.  Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture, remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.  This unique object is now on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion.  Even though some progress has been made crudely "reading" it, modern scholars still debate the "understanding".  Unless other disks are found which would give linguists a wider range of text to study or archaeologists discover an equivalent of a Rosetta stone, we must face the likelihood that the Phaistos disk will remain a frustrating mystery which hints at, yet does not reveal, a language that has been lost to the world.

Created on real black slate - not plaster, resin or plastic.


Each artwork from the Ancient Relica Series is created to be visually and tactically exciting.  The heavy cold feel of the black slate and rough edges drives a sense of discovery.  You just can't get this feeling from books or pictures... you need to feel.... let your eyes feel.  Experience what it's like to explore the details of these ancient hieroglyphs, pictographs and petroglyphs up close and personal.  Our goal is to give you profoundness and discovery - like when such sites were first uncovered. Each Artwork is completely unique and are modeled after the original inscriptions and images.  These relics you CAN touch!  Discover your World!


Created to display on included wood stand or handheld for close inspection.  This image is representative of the next one we create. Each is completely unique but similar to picture and dimensions. Message for a current picture of the available one if desired.   Made to wow, Made by hand, Made in Austin, Texas USA.

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