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After 117 years, the Linear A vocabulary for 3 major grains (bran, wheat, barley) and for flax is conclusively deciphered

Source: After 117 years, the Linear A vocabulary for 3 major grains (bran, wheat, barley) and for flax is conclusively deciphered

THIS  IS  AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT POST FROM RICHARD VALLANCE   WITH REGARD  TO  THE  STUDY OF LINEAR A.

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Posted by on June 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Linear A scribal hands: P & Q series syllabograms

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Posted by on June 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Linear A scribal hands: N series syllabograms

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This post is for those of you following this series. Please leave a comment on Richard’s blog when you click on the source to read the rest of this article. Many thanks.

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Linear A scribal hands: M series syllabograms

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Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Linear A scribal hands: JU + K series syllabograms

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Posted by on June 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Linear A scribal hands: D series syllabograms:

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This post  is from Richard Vallance my  teacher. He  is  now working very hard in order to translate as many Linear A script writings as possible. There will be further series I shall post. You will need to click on the source to read the rest of this post so that you can comment on Richards blog.  Thank you.

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Teapots from Yixing

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I think by now you will all know that my main interests lie with anything to do with archaeology and ancient times, mainly pottery  Therefor it will come as no surprise  that I also like collecting certain antique items, one of which are the beautiful Yixing teapots, of which I only ever managed to obtain two to add to my collection of teapots.

Chinese Yixing Teapot with looped handlec 1900

Yixing Ware Teapot with looped handle c 1900

HISTORY OF THE YIXING WARES

Archaeology reveals that as early as the Song Dynasty (l0th century) potters near Yixing were using local ” Zisha”  (purple sand/clay) to make utensils that may have functioned as teapots.

According to the ‘ Ming dynasty ‘  Zhou Gaoqi , during the reign of Zhengde Emperor, a monk from Jinsha Temple (Golden Sand Temple) in Yixing handcrafted a fine quality teapot from local clay, such teapots soon became popular and the fame of Yixing teapots quickly spread.

These wares…

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Posted by on June 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 
 
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