Minoan cup with Linear A

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Minoan cup with Linear A

Story:

Minoan drinking cup: something clay, something old, something new

story by Charlotte van der Voort

This Minoan drinking cup looks like a simple object. Nothing could be further from the truth: the shape of this cup recalls the early times of the Minoan civilization, while the inscription shows the use of a script that was new at that time. However, this script, Linear A, presents us with a linguistic labyrinth, as no attempt to decipher it has succeeded yet.

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