Disc of Phaistos T-Shirt

Crete
100% Cotton
24.90
FX 000303
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An elegant white t-shirt with a depiction of the Disc of Phaistos, the famous archaeological find from Phaistos in Eastern Crete. The drawing of the shirt is painted in gold and it is inspired by the clay disc, dating to 17th century B.C. The original disc features 241 hieroglyphc motifs. It is unisex, machine washable and made of 100% cotton. A shirt dipicting this mysterious finding for unique looks. Size: small, medium, large and x-large

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The Phaistos Disc is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on eastern Crete, possibly dating to the 17th century B.C. Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier recovered this remarkably intact "dish", on 3 July 1908 during his excavation of the first Minoan palace. The disk is made of clay, and it measures about 16 cm in diameter and uniformly slightly more than two centimetre in thickness.On its two sides, there are 45 unique signs, that depict human forms, fish, birds and plants.

It is covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols and features 241 tokens, 122 symbols on the front side and 119 on the other side, which were apparently made by pressing hieroglyphic "seals" into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling toward the disc's center. The Phaistos Disc is generally accepted as authentic by archaeologists. Many attempts have been made to decipher the code behind the disc's signs. While it is not clear that it is a script, most attempted decipherments assume that it is most additionally assume a syllabary, others an alphabet or logography.

The Phaistos Disc is on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion, in Crete.

Area:
Crete
Date:
17th century B.C.
Details:
Available in small, medium, large, and x-large.
Gross Weight:
180 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
100% Cotton
Subcategory:
T-Shirt
Weight:
150 gr

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