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An Archaeologist’s Thoroughly Researched Translation of Pylos Tablet 64l-1952 (Ventris)

13 Mar

Burnt from Legs up Pylos 64l Ventris Correction

This Minoan Linear B Tablet PY 64l is by far the most difficult one I have had to translate. It was the first ever Linear B tablet which Michael  Ventris  deciphered in 1952.

I was in my teen years then and knew nothing of his great achievement and in fact nothing about the Linear B Ancient script writings whatsoever.

I am aware that many scholars have translated this tablet such as the archaeologist Carl Blegan, and also Prof. John Chadwick, who assigned the first range of standard values to ideograms for the vessels on Linear B tablet 64l. Ref: Chadwick, John .The Decipherment of Linear B ( 2nd edition) London: Cambridge University Press 1970. ISBN 521-09596.pg. 117

TRANSLATION  OF THE ABOVE TABLET  PY 64l

Aigeus a worker is making tripods of the Cretan style.

Tripod Cooking pot fro Knossos. Courtesy The Ashmolean Museum  Tripod Cooking pot from Knossos.

There are 2 tripods with three legs and two handles

l Tripod with a single handle on one foot..

l Tripod with the legs burnt from the legs up.

3 Big pots with two handles,

2 Big pots with three handles,

l Smaller pot with four handles

l Small type of cup/goblet with three handles

l Small type of cup/goblet without handles

NOTE:-  Please go to my Linear B  Teacher;s blog to see more of my work and conclusion of this Tablet. Also  comments with my results 98% from my teacher Richard Vallance.  http://linearbknossosmycenae.wordpress.com

 

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Posted by on March 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

9 responses to “An Archaeologist’s Thoroughly Researched Translation of Pylos Tablet 64l-1952 (Ventris)

  1. Stephen G. Hipperson

    March 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Well done,
    Does this make the tablet a delivery note or an advert?

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    • ritaroberts

      March 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Hi Stephen. How observant of you ! because that is one of my thoughts. Whether it was an order or just for storage purposes. So because we are not sure, then we cannot say. There is no indication to tell us this on the script. Thanks for reading and you interest.

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  2. Silver in the Barn

    March 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Rita, you never cease to amaze me. Brilliant.

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  3. ritaroberts

    March 14, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Thanks Barbara. I amaze myself sometimes. I am hoping I can handle the more difficult work Richard is about to give me. He is such a good teacher.

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  4. nina roberts

    March 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Well done mum. A fab result. I won’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of it all but
    It’s a fantastic achievement. Nina x

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  5. Eve roberts

    March 22, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Well done grandma! I’m Very proud of you, like mum said I won’t pretend I know the ins and outs of it all but I do know that 98% is an amazing achievement. Well done! x

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  6. David Roberts

    March 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Well done Mom, you’ll have your mortar board before long. Dave x

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  7. vallance22

    April 30, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Hello Rita, Eve and David and all of Rita-s friends. Yes, that is for sure! A great job. After all, it was I who approved it, and Rita surpassed my wildest dreams on her work on this justly famous tablet. I granted her 98 % (no one is perfect, not even Rita, ha ha! Richard)

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  8. vallance22

    April 30, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Reblogged this on Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae and commented:
    Hello Rita, Eve and David and all of Rita-s friends. Yes, that is for sure! A great job. After all, it was I who approved it, and Rita surpassed my wildest dreams on her work on this justly famous tablet. I granted her 98 % (no one is perfect, not even Rita, ha ha! Richard)

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