Palace Of Knossos Essay
2. The Phoenician Alphabet- Around 950-750 BC the greeks adopted the Phoenician alphabet. This alphabet was different from all other ones because it used one letter to represent one sound instead of one letter to represent one syllable like in Linear A and B. This makes the language much easier to write, read, and …show more content…
In the 1950s an English architect by the name of Micheal Ventris showed that the second language found on the tablets in Knossos was in fact the earliest and first form of Greek writing called Linear B, not the Minoan language of Linear A. These tablets dated back before the fall of Knossos in 1370 BC These Linear B tablets are important because they show that the Minoans did not have power over Knossos at the time of its falling in 1370 BC, but the Mycenaeans did. This causes historians to believe that the Minoans only had power over Knossos for a short time, if any time at all. This is the start of Greek history, and we know all of this because of the Linear B tables discovered at Knossos.
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