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About ritaroberts

I am a retired archaeologist. I have worked on Minoan pottery in Crete. I have also worked on Roman and Medieval pottery in England. I enjoy Archaeology and History, also Geology and collecting fossils .I am now studying the Minoan/Mycenaean scripts writings.

10 incredible things you should know about the Great Pyramid of Giza

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Posted by on October 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

This major discovery upends long-held theories about the Maya civilization

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By Ben Gurino

New technology allows scientists to visualize ancient Maya cities like never before

In the autumn of 1929, Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her husband Charles flew across the Yucatán Peninsula. With Charles at the controls, Anne snapped photographs of the jungles just below. She wrote in her journal of Maya structures obscured by large humps of vegetation. A bright stone wall peeked through the leaves, “unspeakably alone and majestic and desolate — the mark of a great civilization gone.”

Nearly a century later, surveyors once again took flight over the ancient Maya empire, and mapped the Guatemala forests with lasers. The 2016 survey, whose first results were published this week in the journal Science, comprises a dozen plots covering 830 square miles, an area larger than the island of Maui. It is the largest such survey of the Maya region, ever.

The study authors…

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Posted by on October 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
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Writing in Time and Space: the writing ‘systems’ of Doctor Who

Writing in Time and Space: the writing ‘systems’ of Doctor Who

doctor_who_season_11_logo_thumb800Anyone who’s followed the CREWS blog will know that we’re fond of a bit of sci-fi and fantasy. We’ve talked about the writing systems of Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Indiana Jones. But ever since I was a kid, my absolute favourite piece of science fiction has been Doctor Who. Since it’s finally back this weekend, what better time to look at how it handles writing?

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Posted by on October 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Several Egyptian hieroglyphic determinatives

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Several Egyptian hieroglyphic determinatives:

several Egyptian hieroglyphic determinativesDeterminatives appear in every single Egyptian inscription. Determinatives appear to the right of each inscription. It is not possible to write any word or sentence in Egyptian hieroglyphics without appending a determinative, because without determinatives, inscriptions are meaningless. Many words are identical in Egyptian hieroglyphics, and without a determinative, they would be meaningless.

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Posted by on October 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

HOW TO SAY 8 WORDS in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mycenaean Linear B, ancient Greek and modern Greek!

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

HOW TO SAY 8 WORDS in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mycenaean Linear B, ancient Greek and modern Greek!

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Posted by on September 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Translation of Linear B tablet KN 708a M h 02 by Rita Roberts

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Translation of Linear B tablet KN 708a M h 02 by Rita Roberts:

KN 708a M h 02

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Posted by on September 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Translation of Knossos tablet KN 700 Mi 01 by Rita Roberts

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Translation of Knossos tablet KN 700 Mi 01 by Rita Roberts:

KN 700 M 01

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Posted by on September 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
 
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