Category Archives: European history

Discovery and deciphiering of the Crete inscriptions ‘Liner B’

The palace of Knossos in Crete was excavated by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans in 1900. The excavation also ‘discovered a large number of clay tablets inscribed with mysterious symbols’ (Ager, 2013) and Evans ‘dubbed the inscriptions and the language … Continue reading

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The Excommunication of Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza

Benedict de Spinoza is one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western thoughts and is recognised as one of the pioneers the Existentialism. As this blog already discussed in an earlier entry, he was born to a … Continue reading

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Jung on Nietzsche and the archetype of Wotan

As it was once discussed in the past in this blog, ‘Wodan (also known as Woden or Wotan …) is one of important gods in the ancient Germanic mythology’ (http://www.timelessmyths.com/norse/teutonic.html#Wodan). It was also argued that this god had two totally … Continue reading

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Monastery (or Abbey) of Melk

Umberto Eco refers to a mysterious book in the very beginning of his famous fiction The Name of the Roses. According to his description, the book ‘claimed to reproduce faithfully a fourteenth-century manuscript that, in its turn, had been found … Continue reading

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