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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.

During 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

 

Howard 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 times.

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.

 

The 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. Before Fawcett left England in 1924 he sent many letters to Helena Bari, asking for advice about which direction to go and also a photo of this statue.

 

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. Later on, a strange character that claimed to know the meaning of the writing that it was Phoenician Semitic contacted Brian Fawcett to let him know about it.

 

The partial translation of the glyphs made by Barry Fell on the bottom of the statue supposedly says the following:

 

“To ask the Gods for a lucky omen of the future, invoke Melgart and … bring an appropriation for him.”

 

The mysterious disk of Phaistos, Island of Crete, Southern Greece

 

Above: This side of Phaistos disk contains 31 irregularly long fields with 9 thorns and 22 sign groups without thorns  

 

Meaning of the symbols

 

Below: This side of Phaistos disk contains 30 irregularly long fields with 8 thorns and 22 sign groups without thorns

 

The mysterious disk of Phaistos, Island of Crete, Southern Greece

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