Decipherment of the Phaistos Disc - The power of God protects the king

Dr. Reinoud M. de Jonge

The Phaistos Disc contains an ideographic script, independent of any language. The script has been deciphered, and turns out to describe the religion of Crete. The front side decribes a first generation of 31 years, and the back side describes s second generation of 30 years. Religious symbols are identified for a supreme God, the Cat-god, the Fish-god, and the removal of the sin. The religion is closely related to that of Egypt. The disc also deals with government. Its shape symbolizes the "wheel of the law". The most important passage reads: "the Theory of the Holy Kings of Lower and Upper Egypt". The King, which occurs 19 times, is the most important symbol on the disc.