Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A ceramic plate of the Mycenaean era, which was found during excavations last summer in Iklaina Messinia, is that it has the oldest Greek-and thus European-style. The plate, which brought to light in a grove archaeologist Michael Kosmopoulos professor at the University of Saint Louis, Missouri, is actually a fragment, measuring approximately 2.5 cm height and 4 cm wide.

The important thing, however, is the dating, which is placed between 1450 and 1450 BC That is much earlier than other known signs. The script which is written in small text that is saved is the Linear B and contains from one side to form the verb associated with the construction and the other names and numbers, you probably correspond to a property list.

Linear B, the first writing of Greek, have come to light at Mycenae, Pylos, Thebes and other great Mycenaean centers, but their dating is later. According to Mr. Kosmopoulos, this changes the sign to date knowledge on the use of Linear B, but possibly also for the spread of writing.