Crete for all seasons

As I slowly grow older I search for great movies that really talk about the Crete I know and love. They are rare but here is one that is very good indeed. It is about Crete in all seasons including specific journeys in autumn and winter when the beauty og the island is extraordinary. Here is the film:



I hope that you enjoy it, it is well over an hour long, but do watch it all. There is a great deal of wisdom and knowledge here.



The Breakthrough of Michael Ventris

I have written much about the Minoans and Arthur Evans firm belief were that the tablets he discovered that came to be known as Linear B where in his opinion definitely not Greek or even Ancient Greek. This in fact was wrong and Michael Ventris proved that they were, in fact, Greek. Because of this discovery we are much more able to progress beyond Evans. In fact I am pleased to announce that the BBC wrote an article upom Ventris and then went on to create a film of his whole story.

Here is the film of the story. It is a you-tube film in seven or so parts.  Here is the first part, see the rest on you-tube.

It is brilliant.