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Robin Ashdown

A Cambridge based Engineer in electronics, Robin’s other main lifelong interest is ancient history. With three decades experience in problem solving in Engineering, it’s too much temptation to apply those skills to unsolved mysteries. In particular the Phaistos Disc has been undeciphered for over a century, provoking an irresistible challenge. Tackled unsuccessfully as a linguistic problem, Robin’s Engineering background provides a fresh approach, and this has proved fruitful with an intriguing new interpretation on this cryptic ancient artifact.


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Phaistos Disc Side A.		Source: C Messier/ CC BY-SA 4.0

The Phaistos Disc: Spiral Secrets Suggest It’s a Festival Calendar

In 1908, Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier was working in southern Crete at an ancient Minoan palace located in the town of Phaistos. Digging amid the ruins he found a clay circular tablet that has...