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“Fathers” of the solar calendar the Minoans

Nineteen centuries before the Babylonians, the Minoans had discovered the solar calendar, as Professor Minas Tsikritzis reveals.
The Cretan researcher, after many years of study and cross-referencing, expresses the certainty that he has “read” a part of the Minoan hieroglyphics and brings to light new data on the first Minoan solar calendar of the 3rd millennium BC. At the same time, it refutes the first approach made to date by the Babylonian astronomer Nabu Rimanu in 538 BC, that it was the Babylonians who had discovered the solar calendar.

The “compass” that led to Mr. Tsikritzi’s apocalyptic research was a rare Minoan seal find of 2200 BC, which he says was the key to the discovery of the first Minoan solar calendar.
The Cretan researcher’s discovery is recorded in a research book currently being published, which refers to the astronomy of the Creto-Mycenaean civilization and is expected to be released in early 2011. In the same book, apart from the solar calendar, reference is made to the lunar and lunar-solar calendars and their peculiarities, as well as to the meno-vegetal calendar.
The Minoan seal find is, as mentioned, cylindrical and made of a hippopotamus tooth. The archaeologist Sakelarakis, when he found it 40 years ago at Archanes, in the wider area of Knossos, described it as ‘an unusual sealing matter of cavities.

But from the modern research-study of the find, Minas Tsikritzis claims that “the 12 cavities that the seal bears are moon symbolisms, it is time, the 12 months”. As he explains, the days are recorded on the seal with engraved vertical lines, while in the centre there is a depiction whose shape reminds one of Crete. The seal depicts the Minoan island in the centre and the number of days that pass around them. We believe that the arithmetic operations verify the result of 365.3 days and proves that the Minoans had a modern solar calendar from the Palaeopalatial period which preceded the Babylonians by 19 centuries,” he says.
Indeed, he quotes a mathematical operation based on the symbols of the moon, the months and the intercalated days, noting that “the Minoans observing the winter solstice the phase of the moon and recording each day that passed, would find after 365.3 days that the sun had the same exact position in the sunrise stopping its course of displacement in the sky”.

Mr. M. Tsikritzis, an ardent follower of Pythagoras and Euclid, has been systematically researching Minoan civilization for the last 20 years and has published the book “The Phaistos Disk: a guide to its decipherment. Two years ago he uncovered an unknown inscription, which, he said, bears fractional symbols of Linear A’ and will probably be the “clue” to solving the secret. The inscription was uncovered in a mansion near the ancient palace of Phaistos and is a phenomenon in the world history of mathematics.