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Some unpublished Linear A documents from Khania

Erik Hallager EMAIL logo and Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki
From the journal Kadmos


During the years 2007 to 2014 a few more Linear A documents were discovered in excavations on the Kastelli Hill at Khania. From the Greek-Swedish- Danish Excavations three fragments of Linear A tablets were found as well as a possible un-inscribed roundel. Two of the Linear A tablets consisted only of two and three sign respectively while the third tablet, KH 104 consisted of three lines where the GRA sign (AB 120) was found in combination with another sign not previously attested in the Linear A corpus. The new roundel from the Greek Katre 1 Excavations, KH Wc 2124, is - with an inscription (AB 61) and seal impressions - well-known from Khania. It does, however, display a few unusual features both physically and in the execution of the sign. All the documents are likely to be of LM IB date, even though they were found in later contexts.

Online erschienen: 2018-10-08
Erschienen im Druck: 2018-06-01

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