LINEAR A
Images © Ecole Francais d'Athenes
Transcriptions © George Douros

Welcome to the Linear A Explorer.


Linear A was the primary script used in palace and religious writings by the Minoan civilization in Crete from 1800 to 1450 BC.

To this day it remains undeciphered though a lot of progress has been made in understanding the nature and purpose of the Linear A documents themselves.

The Linear A Explorer is intended as a resource for making the published Linear A inscriptions as accessible as possible to those interested in understanding more about them.

You can search and filter the documents here simply by hovering over the texts and experimenting with clicking on words.

To explore individual inscriptions further, hover the mouse over an inscription and press:
 's' - to cluster it with similar inscriptions
 'y' - to show John Younger's commentary for the inscription.

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