Thanks to the Rosetta Stone, modern archaeologists were able to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics. Thanks to the Popol Vuh, we understand ancient Maya writing as well. Thanks to the work of some guy on his lunch break, we found the oldest work of fiction yet. But some mysteries still remain. Just like the Voynich manuscript, the disk of Phaistos is a mysterious work of unknown origin, purpose, and meaning — and it was written about 4,000 years ago.
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A Circular Cipher
Written by Reuben Westmaas October 23, 2018
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