Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Archaeoastronomy at Knossos, Crete, in Greece - A New Significant Discovery by William Glyn-Jones - LexiLine Journal 334

We are quite proud [at the Ancient World Blog] to announce and publish for the first time a major archaeoastronomical discovery by William Glyn-Jones: his astronomical interpretation of the famous fresco of the "Bull and the Bull-Leaping Gymnasts" at the Palace of Knossos, Crete, the largest of the Minoan Palaces, famed for its restoration by Sir Arthur Evans.

We believe that this discovery by William Glyn-Jones, as followed here by other discoveries about the ancient astronomy of Knossos, will ultimately greatly increase world interest in the already highly regarded and mysterious Minoan Culture of Greece....

[for the graphic involved, see the site of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture at
http://www.culture.gr/ and the specific graphic at
http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21123n/00/lk23n016.jpg]

Our next posting presents the initial article on this subject as submitted to us by William Glyn-Jones, and in subsequent postings we will present our e-mail correspondence with Glyn-Jones, which will result in our presentation of additional significant archaeoastronomical discoveries and observations arising out of that fruitful and interesting discourse.

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