Saturday, February 12, 2011

Minoans are Fathers of the solar calendar

Cretan Professor Minas Tsikritzis read and translated ancient Minoan sources which specify that the Minoans found the solar calendar at around 3000 B.C., 19 centuries before the Babylonians founded there own. This finding goes against the established belief that the Babylonians were the first to invent the solar calendar. 

A Minoan sealing finding dated back to 2200 B.C. is what drove Mr. Tsikritzis to this encounter. This seal is cylindrical and made from a hippopotamus's tooth. The 12 cavities on the seal symbolise the moon, the year, the 12 months. Observing the winter solstice and the movement of the moon they would have found that the moon had the exact same position after 365,3 days.
"The seal reflects the island of the Minoans in the centre and the days which are positioned around it. It is believed that the maths validate the 365,3 days of the year. This fact emphasises that during the period of the old palace in the Minoan civilization they had a solar calendar, centuries before the Babylonians", Mr. Tsikritzis  states in the newspaper Ethnos.
The seal was discovered near the ancient palace of Phaistos and is considered a phenomenon in the universal history of mathematics. 

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