National Geographic : 1943 Nov
The National Geographic Magazine N. Lambrinides Fascinating Puzzle of Early Geography Is the Famous Phaestus Disk Printed on clay by an ancient form of movable type, this mysterious record is marked with 45 differ ent hieroglyphs. They include a man with a feather crest, a round shield with seven bosses, a ship with battle armament, and an ancient form of boxing glove. Research has not yet solved this ancient key to geographical relationships thousands of years before Christ. Rodeo Experts Pronounce Such Bull-leaping "Impossible" At the left, one female acrobat starts a somersault by grasping the horns of a charging bull. A boy, his sex indicated by a darker skin, is halfway over. A second woman has either just landed or is about to catch the boy. Such scenes are common in Minoan frescoes, ivory figurines, and seal rings. This restoration decorates an upper hall of the Palace of Minos at Cnossus.