THE PHAISTOS DISK
Good day everyone! How have you all fared this past week? Here across North America we are still in a heat wave. I am looking very much forward to autumn as I am sure some of you readers living below the equator are looking forward to warmer weather. It’s amazing how us humans have spread all over the world and can now keep in touch with a simple keystroke.
But what about centuries or even millennials ago? Did people travel all around the globe? What about ancient artifacts that are found out of place? Where did they come from? Many think they are messages or parts left by aliens.
Let’s take a look at two; the Phaistos Disk and the Coso Artifact. The Phaistos disk is an interesting “circular clay disc covered with inscribed symbols on both sides that are unlike any signs in any writing system. It was discovered in the ancient city of Phaistos in Southern Crete in 1908. It is thought to date to around 1700 BC (from associated archaeological context), roughly contemporary with. This object has been the subject of many studies. Steven Fischer has claimed to have deciphered it and that it was a document in an archaic form of Greek. Because no other similar artifacts have ever been found anywhere in the Crete, it is thought that the object was foreign and brought in from another place. The place of its origin is extremely speculative, although subtle clues may exist in the highly pictorial signs on the disc. A sign depicts a helmet with crest, which was used later by Philistines. Another sign depicts a structure similar to sarcophagus used by the Lycians of Asia Minor.”1
Believe it or not, there are those people who think this disk was left by aliens from a different planet. This is partly due to the fact that “no one seems to have been able to translate the mysterious language inscribed on the disk, which dates back to 1700 B.C. and the height of the Minoan civilization — until now…The disk can be read in a spiral direction from the outside rim to the inside. Using what previous studies have shown about Cretan hieroglyphics, and the scripts Minoan Linear A and Mycenaean Linear B from ancient Greece, the researcher was able to identify three key words: IQEKURJA, which may mean ‘pregnant mother’ and/or ‘goddess.’ IQE, which may mean ‘mother’ and/or ‘goddess’ and which appears repeatedly on the disk. IQEPAJE or IQE-PHAE, which may mean ‘shining mother’ or ‘goddess.’ ”2 Now that part of the code has been broken, you would think there wouldn’t be any more talk about the disk being of alien origin. But there is! For example prezi.com states “It was made of fired clay. Whoever or whatever (some theories involve alien intelligence) made it by pressing hieroglyphic seals into a soft disc of clay to form symbols spiraling from the disk's center.”3 Wikipedia even says the hieroglyphics tell of a date the aliens will return and attack the earth. Wow, really? Why would they (if they existed) do that? That surely wouldn’t give them the advantage. Not to bright for a supposed scientifically advanced culture.
What I am trying to point out is how un-factual the whole alien theory is. Even when evidence is provided to the contrary, there are those who refuse to believe it. They would rather stick with weak, un-factual theories.
After the language split at the Tower of Babel, many languages came into being. Linguists believe there were seventy-eight. Out of those original seventy-eight more languages developed and changed as people changed from generation to generation and moved around the earth. It is quite natural that some tongues would become outdated and unrecognizable altogether after a while. And that would go for the written language as well.
After all, in the USA and other places in the world, there are many words that have different meaning that they did one hundred years ago. Bad does not necessarily mean bad any more!
But one thing never changes and that is God and His word. We can always rely on it and Jesus is always true to it.
Until next time, take care and God bless,