The black basalt image, its decipherment and
its connection with Knossos in Minoan Crete
By Howard Barraclough (“Barry”) Fell
Fawcett had an image carved from a piece of black basalt about 10
inches high (25 cm) that was given to him by Sir
H. Rider Haggard,
who brought it from Brazil and it represented a figure with a plaque on
its chest inscribed with a number of characters, and which Fawcett
firmly believed that it came from one of the lost cities.
a detailed examination of this image by experts of the British Museum,
Fawcett was told by them that the idol is not a fake one but it is hard
and beyond their experience to give a solution to its secret.
Fawcett himself was absolutely certain that it
was not a fake one, for fourteen of the twenty-four characters inscribed
on it occur separately on various species of ancient Brazilian pottery.
Fawcett followed the method of psychometric to find the secret of the stone image. There he was told that the image came from Atlantis and that refuge in Brazil had been brought when their inhabitants fled from the destruction where they constructed a city. At all events, Fawcett looked on it as a possible key to the secret of the Lost City of his quest.
The decipherment of the basalt idol
Barraclough (“Barry”) Fell (1917-1994)
According to Howard
Barraclough (Barry) Fell, an author who has deciphered
many other ancient
inscriptions in the past, this foot-tall basalt 10 inches
long statuette was made at or around Hallicarnassus before Hellenistic
The idol said to represent the image of a priest of
Baal who used it to advertise his temple in Tyro that was dedicated to
Hercules or Heracles and the script language on the basalt idol was
concluded by Fell to be Creole Minoan-Hittite, a hieroglyphic
script language invented by the Carians (Karians) who founded the great
city of Knossos in Minoan Crete; a city that arose a strangely modern
culture and civilization, which suddenly and mysteriously vanished
hiding for good the great Minoan civilization.
According to Barry Fell, Colonel Fawcett believed that the idol given to him by Sir H. Rider Haggard who had found it in old Zimbabwe ruins came from Atlantis, the submerged continent; however, the idol’s origination was in the Mediterranean area around 400 BC. Actually, the idol was first introduced to the world by the late British Consul at Rio de Janeiro Colonel O' Sallivan Beare who had found it in the ruins of a lost city (a different one than Raposo's lost city) in 1913 in one of his expeditions guided by a half-castle Indian. Later on, the idol reached the hands of Sir H. Rider Haggard who lastly handed it over to Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett who was convinced it came from South America and in his turn used it in search of his great objective, the secret city of 'Z' in his eighth ill-fated expedition into the Brazilian wilds in the year 1925.
statue was last seen in Cuiabá market place for sale in the 1960's.
Helena Bari was a San Francisco medium who Nina Fawcett had met while
staying in the US during Fawcett’s 1921 expedition. This medium had
played a very important role in the life of PHF.
Helena Bari told Fawcett in her letters that the
statue was of him (Fawcett) in a past life when he had been a high
priest. She said he must take the statue with him on the final
expedition as a kind of passport and show it to “The Earth
Guardians” to prove his authenticity.
The partial translation of the glyphs made by Barry Fell on the bottom of the statue supposedly says the following:
This side of Phaistos disk contains
31 irregularly long fields with 9 thorns and 22 sign groups without thorns
Below: This side of Phaistos disk contains 30 irregularly long fields with 8 thorns and 22 sign groups without thorns
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