Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New York Times features the upcoming International Phaistos Disk Conference sponsored by Minerva Magazine at Burlington House - LexiLine Journal 504

The New York Times has featured the upcoming International Phaistos Disk Conference in London at which I will be giving the first paper on October 31. John Tierney's TierneyLab at Why Not Test the Phaistos Disc? features an article from which I link the photograph below showing both sides of this enigmatic ancient CD and DVD precursor (info recorded on a disc), and which holds the clue to the origins of writing in Western Europe and thus also the development of our own Western Civilization in subsequent eras.

On October 31 I will present my sensational historic paper at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, deciphering Old Elamite Script using Greek syllables from mz decipherment of the Phaistos Disk thirty years ago and in the process I will view an Elamite statue that is either Helen of Troy or Clymene, also named Asia, who gave Asia its geographic name.

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Home of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Academy of Arts
and their current exhibitions:

1. in the Main Galleries, Byyzantium 330-1453
25 October 2008 to 22 March 2009
supported by The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation
the A.G. Leventis Foundation
and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

"This ground-breaking exhibition,
a collaboration between the Royal Academy of Arts and the Benaki Museum in Athens,
provides a grand-scale survey of 1,000 years of history.
Highlighting the splendours of the Byzantine Empire,
'Byzantium 330–1453' incorporates over 300 objects.
Some of the works have never been displayed in public before."

2. in the Sackler Wing of Galleries
Miró, Calder, Giacometti, Braque: Aimé Maeght and His Artists
4 October 2008 to 2 January 2009
sponsored by BNP Paribas

"The exhibition presents Aimé Maeght's outstanding contributions
to art in the mid-twentieth century as an art dealer, exhibition maker and publisher.
It features work by the major artists he exhibited - Miró, Calder, Giacometti and Braque -
as well as works by Bonnard and Matisse."

To repeat, on Saturday, October 31, 2008, I will be presenting my paper at the Phaistos Disk Conference in the rooms of the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. The program (UK "programme") is given below in my excerpted version (I have added all the links and commentary and have removed text not relating to the papers as such).

The conference registration fee was £35 but as far as we know, registration is now sold out and closed. I presume that we have a full house, but perhaps not a royal flush? I personally herewith invite members of the Royal Family to attend our presentation and see history being made but it might be SRO (standing room only).

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its discovery
, Friday, 31 October – Saturday, 1 November 2008,
At the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly
Organised and sponsored by Minerva,
the International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology



10:30 Opening remarks by Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph.D., New York, USA

10:40 Keynote speaker Louis Godart, D.Ph., D.ès L., Hon.C.B.E., Rome, Italy
The Phaistos Disk and the Aegean Civilizations

11:40 Introduction by Peter Clayton, F.S.A., Hemel Hempstead, UK
Arthur Evans and Plato Have Much to Answer For
[LawPundit: Peter A. Clayton is the author of Chronicle of the Pharaohs, in German Die Pharaonen, generally regarded to be one of the best books ever written about Ancient Egypt.]

11:50 1st paper Andis Kaulins, J.D., Traben-Trarbach, Germany
The Phaistos Disk: An Ancient Enigma Solved: Two Corroborative
Old Elamite Scripts Deciphered Using the Greek Syllabic Values
Obtained for the Phaistos Disk
[Proof of alleged decipherments of the Phaistos Disk have thus far suffered from the lack of corroborative texts. I have identified two such texts in Elam and have deciphered them using my decipherment of the Phaistos Disk as Greek, with spectacular historical results.]

12:20 2nd paper Torsten Timm, Dresden, Germany
The Two Sides of the Phaistos Disk

12:50 3rd paper Dieter A. Rumpel, Dr.-Ing., Dusseldorf, Germany
Facts and Probabilities Regarding the Phaistos Disk and the Axe of Arkalokhori

2:40 4th paper John Coleman, D.Phil., M.A., Oxford, UK
Epigraphic Continuity of the Phaistos Disk Signary
With Cretan Hieroglyphic and Linear Scripts

3:40 5th paper Richard Sproat, Ph.D., Urbana, Illinois, USA
How to Forge the Phaistos Disk Text

4:10 6th paper Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph.D., New York, USA
Some Unique Decipherments of the Phaistos Disk


10:15 7th paper Tom Palaima, Ph.D., Austin, Texas, USA
Emmett L. Bennett, Jr., Cryptoanalysis, Decipherment, and the Phaistos Disc

10:45 8th paper Gareth Owens, Ph.D., Heraklion, Crete, Greece
The Phaistos Disk: The Enigma of the Minoan Script

11:45 9th paper Mark Newbrook, Ph.D., Heswall, Wirral, UK
Diskomania! Some Highly Non-Mainstream `Decipherments' Of the Phaistos Disk

12:15 10th paper Nicholas Reed, M.A., M.Phil., Folkestone, Kent, UK
Why the Phaistos Disc is Unlikely to be a Forgery

2:15 11th paper Gia Kvashilava, Ph.D., Tbilisi, Georgia
On Deciphering the Phaistos Disk as a Sample of Colchian Goldscript

2:45 12th paper Panagiotes D. Gregoriades, Athens, Greece
The Phaistos Disk: The Oldest Portable Calendar
in Use by the Minoan Navy

Poster presentations

- Jan Bigaj, Ph.D., Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland
Phonetic Values of the Signs on the Phaistos Disc in Relation to the Cypriot Syllabary

- William H. Considine, B.Sc., Albourne, West Essex, UK
The Phaistos Disk from a Trading Perspective.

- Edmund Marriage, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK
The Phaistos Disk: The Story of a Pastoral Disaster

Submitted papers and comments on view at the conference
-Stephen Chrysomalis, Ph.D., Detroit, Michigan, USA
Phaistos Phakery Redux

-Jean Faucounau, Bascharage, Luxembourg
1. Official Statement from the G.L.I.F. [Arguments against the Phaistos Disk being a hoax]
(Several copies are available to registrants)
2. Complementary Note from Mr. Faucounau [On the Proto-Ionian Theory]

-Herbert Ferguson, Redland, Bristol, UK
In Search of the World's First Printers

-Franz Gnaedinger, Zurich, Switzerland
A Concise Interpretation of the Elaia Disc and Tiryns Disc…
[as relating to the Phaistos Disc]

-Werner Wagner, Oslo, Norway
Is the Phaistos Disc Genuine?

- Morris M. Weiss, M.D., Louisville, Kentucky, USA
The Phaistos Disc and Rogem Hiri – Is There a Connection?

- Hermann W. Zebisch, Dipl.-Ing., Schaerding, Austria
A Summary of the Work of Herbert R. Zebisch

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