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Hello Peter,

I created this table to outline certain possible gematria Phaistos disk – board game relations. This does not necessarily mean the Phaistos disk is a board game.


I took the liberty of copying here some phrases(“”) from your site. I hope this is O.K..

"Square 26 displayed one or three "nefer" hieroglyphs which show a heart under a windpipe and mean "beautiful". However, this sign and word was also the euphemism for the embalmers house, the House of Death, and various accounts of games in progress make it clear that this was the sense used here. Despite the many embellishing tricks with which the Egyptians tried to deny the reality of death, they considered it an unlucky though necessary event."

Based on my alphabetic - Phaistos disc correlation we can assign hieroglyphs to each one of the 30 spaces on the Senet game. This way we are defining a hieroglyphic serial gematria(isopsephia) value.

The hieroglyph 26 in this case is the dove that relates to the spirit and probably the ba, so this agrees with the above.

"Senet square 27 bore an "X" for "damage, danger, difficulty", or it had three zigzag lines for "water"."

The hieroglyph nr. 27 now is a mattock matching the damage/danger idea.


"The next two fields, 28 and 29, had the countdown numbers three and two on them, either as numerals, or represented by three stalking swamp birds and two seated god figures. Some also displayed brief inscriptions next to these decorations that relate to different stages or forms of the ancient Egyptian afterlife."

Here nr. 28 is the glove. So right after the danger we have the symbol for fighting(glove). Nr. 29 is the rosette - the Sun symbol.

"Square 30 bore either a circle with a centered dot, the hieroglyph for the sun, or a frequently crowned falcon, the emblem of the sun god Horus."

The last symbol is the circular moon disc with it's craters. But if the rosette is the Sun, this could be Mercury, which also has craters.

I havn't had time to read your book in it's entirety, when I do I will comment. I'm especially interested in the parts that relate to ancient Egypt.

BR Spiros

Post Edited (04-Jun-14 15:13)



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