PHAISTOS DISK MAZE OF DAEDALUS - JOURNEY TO THE GREAT PYRAMID
PHAISTOS DISK SOLUTION - HIDDEN PATTERNS
THEORY OF MINOAN ASTRONOMY AND PRE-EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
Phaistos Disk Cheops compared Cheops at Giza
Page 6 - CLAY POSTCARD #4 - GREAT PYRAMID INTERIOR
THE MINOANS EXPLORED INSIDE THE PYRAMID
AND WENT INTO THE SUBTERRANEAN CHAMBER
Connect the 10 matching "Fleece" signs to reveal the Great Pyramid Interior, 3D created by the spiral "background" of the Disk, compared with a 3D model of the Great Pyramid created with computer software. (below)
If you believe the Phaistos Disk - and I do - it seems the Great Pyramid, the only pyramid at Giza with an interior design, was as big a tourist attraction in the late Mediterranean Bronze Age as it is today, and why wouldn't it be? It was built in their ancient past. Completed no later than about 2560 BCE, it was already at least 1,000 years old when the Minoans toured it, and it had been opened and emptied by looters 500 years before the Phaistos Disk was created!
Long abandoned as a tomb, or perhaps never intended as such, the pyramid might have been a source of income for the pharaohs. By 700 BCE, the pyramid was a well known tourist attraction complete with pyramid guides. The Phaistos Disk seems to roll that date back to at least 1600 BCE, the date the Disk was created and the same date given for the first construction of the 63 tombs in the Valley of the Kings for the pharaohs and nobles. Perhaps lucrative income from pyramid tourism financed part of the construction of the tombs and the vast treasures found therein.
How did the Minoans have reliable, safe access to the Great Pyramid? This Egyptian mural portrays Minoans bringing gifts of jewelry, metal, vases, and other treasures, probably to the pharaoh, ca. 1600 BCE. Was the Minoan wealth so abundant that it overflowed their own civilization and greatly enriched the Egyptian world? Even so, they would still need some protection to travel openly into the remote vastness of Egypt, 2,600 years before Cairo was even built.
THE GODDESS BENEATH THE PYRAMID - ISIS/RHEA
Connecting the 10 identical Golden Fleece signs on Side 1 reveals a second pyramid pictograph that appears to be the interior of the Great Pyramid. At the bottom of this pyramid we see, not the violence of Theseus battling the Minotaur as in the Maze of Daedalus but a depiction of love and caring, a woman nursing a baby, illumined by the door leading to the lower level. This might be a depiction of the Egyptian goddess Isis or it may be the Minoan version of this goddess, Rhea.
The Phaistos Disk image of Rhea (above left), and the one to the left, bears the influence of the Isis-Osiris mythology in which Isis, after the death of Osiris, feeds the baby Dictys with her finger while with the other hand she beats her
breast in mourning. In Greek/Minoan mythology Great goddess Rhea surrounded her baby Zeus with Warriors beating their shields to drown the cries of the baby so his father Kronos (Time) wouldn't hear him and eat him, as he had all their other children.
Phaistos Disk pictographs might relate this ancient Minoan myth. This is the story of how the Curetes saved the god Zeus and became his chosen people. Rhea (left with baby on her lap) entrusted the care of her son to five immortal Curetes, also called Dactyls, meaning fingers (the glove). There are exactly five Dactyl pictographs on the Phaistos Disk.
Rhea hid the baby Zeus in a cave on Crete and then invented the Dance of the Labyrinth (Kronou Teknophagia or Crane Dance) to amuse Zeus and to protect him. She surrounded him with warriors banging their shields (the warriors and disk/shield pictograph). Zeus eventually overthrew his hungry father Kronos. Then, Rhea taught the Crane Dance to the Curetes (Cretans), who preserved the tradition and re-enacted the drama in the dance. In this Greek dance, in modern times as in ancient times, the dancers joined hands and one row danced in one direction while the inside row danced in another direction. This might be visualized by this animation of the disk when the warrior signs are connected by lines and the disk is set in motion.
The disk is spinning clockwise but the inside triangle appears to spin counterclockwise.
This view of the goddess seems to support the idea that Minoans were at the pyramid to view the goddess, the big star Sirius (right), conceived to be the Goddess Isis-Sothis. My excavation of two pyramids on this disk, one an exterior view and the other an interior view, makes me wonder if there is another pyramid to find, perhaps a view from the top, a prime location to view the goddess. It also encourages me to conclude that the Minoan astronomers and tourists had personal knowledge of the interior of the pyramid, where they went down into the subterranean chamber. Wonder what they did down there, goddess worship?
Great Pyramid (left), Phaistos Disk pictograph and Great Pyramid interior (right)
Is this the pictograph for Pi? The pictograph may be the primitive symbol for Pi, 3.1416, to describe the properties of a circle. The short line of the symbol is the radius (r) of a circle and the long line is the diameter (d). The ratio of the circumference of a circle (c) to its diameter (d=2r) is a constant number called Pi, which equals c divided by 2r+3.1416.
Is this next curiousity just coincidence? The Great Pyramid has an entrance leading to a subterranean chamber. The doorless shed in
which the disk was found in Phaistos was entered through a trap door above. Is is possible that, perhaps at one time, another such disk was left in the subterranean chamber of the Great Pyramid but since has been removed and lost? Or perhaps it is still hidden there. (If anyone wants to go look for it, I'm down :)
Cheops has long been claimed as one of the most famous archaeoastronomical sites, and here we see a record of its use. This familiarity with the Great Pyramid might also indicate that the Minoan astronomers knew the pharaoh, which could have been any one of them from Khufu (Cheops) to Merneferre Ai.
The above disk image of the star may also indicate that the Aegean world and the known universe and all it included -- the star Sirius, the 7 planets, the Great Pyramid, Crete, Thera, Egypt -- was conceived of by them as existing inside a vast cosmic pyramid (right) that had its earthly counterpart in the Great Pyramid. This would be consistent with their concept of Duat.
Vaults in the King's and Queen''s Chambers in the Great Pyramid; Phaistos Disk Pyramid/Vault pictograph
According to the legend associated with the pyramid at Hawara in Egypt, the Minoan inventor Daedalus found it so a-maze-ing that he
designed his famous Maze of Daedalus according to this pyramid design. The pyramid succeeded because of the new saddle vault that was used to
stabilize it. Did Daedalus design the vault? Is this what the pyramid/vault/carpenter's square sign shows, the current technology of stabilizing a pyramid?
The Minoans were renown commercial and residential architects and builders. Did they help build the Great Pyramid? If they did not
help in the building of the pyramid, Daedalus or whoever created the Phaistos Disk certainly knew the location of the door that leads to the subterranean level.
Cheops is compared with Kephren's copycat pyramid (right) that lacks the "Pi" and vault technology.
Inside Cheops at the bottom is an entrance to the underground level where a shaft extends deep below the pyramid. On the Phaistos Disk is an
image that shows the location of this entrance to the lower shaft level.
Claire Watson's wondrous site is itself a marvelous instance. Those inclined to wonder about past and future ought to see it. (Arsen Darney, Ghulf Genes)
Page 1 - Antique Science of Containment |
Many Hidden Patterns
Page 2 - The Tablet |
Who Created It? |
How to Solve It
Page 3 - Constellation Argo - The Ferry |
Khufu Ship |
Argo Sails Backwards for 2,300 Years!
Page 4 - North Star |
Linear "A" for Argothic? |
Page 5 - Great Pyramid Exterior
Page 6 - Pyramid Interior |
Archaeoastronomy Site |
Page 7 - Minoan Warriors
Page 8 - Apex and Base
Minoan Symbols for Star and Constellation
Page 9 - Pyramid Geometry
Page 10 - Maze Solution |
Page 11 - Conclusion |
Unidentified Patterns |
Ships of the Sky
Page 12 - Minoan Calendars |
Minoan LuniSolar Calendar
Minoan Zodiac Stellar Calendar |
Minoan Sothic Calendar
Minoan 366-Day Year Calendar
Page 13 - Brilliant Lost World
Page 14 - Origins of the Phaistos Disk |
How Was it Made?
Page 15 - Evans Pictographs
Page 16 - Pictographs Numbered |
Page 17 - It's Full of Stars! | Hoax Defense | Infamous Letter
Wrong Motivation | Conclusion
Page 18 - Galileo on Philosophy | The Crater of the Whorl
Remembering the Whorl | Planeism |Tree of Life
The Arktype Astrology | Waking Whorl and Dream Whorl
Page 19 - The Phaistos Disk! | Hidden Patterns | Emerald Table
Astronomer-Artist | As Above, So Below | Planeism
Page 20 - Crete Invents Modern Astrology
Sexigesimal System | Phi Spiral | Astronomical Ages
Birthing Stone of Zeus | Watcher Unseen
Page 21 - Phaistos Disk Color Animations
Page 22 - Phaistos Disk Maze of Daedalus
Daedalus, Cunning Artificer | Palace of Knossos
Daedalus Invents Images
Page 23 - Animated Geometry
Page 24 - Shield of Achilles
Page 25 - Great Pyramid on the Phaistos Disk
Page 26 - Constellation Argo Sail Backwards for 2,300 Years
Page 27 - North Star, Sirius, the Planets and Stars
Page 28 - 3,600 Year-Old Animation
Page 29 - Phaistos Disk Clay Pictographs
Page 30 - Emerald Table of Hermes Trismegistus
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