About the Labyrinth Linear B Inscriptions Database
Introducing the world's first online searchable Linear B inscriptions database!
About the Site
This site was written and designed by Dygo Tosa (MA, The University of Texas at Austin) as the first site of its kind to enable students and scholars to find Linear B inscriptions and photographs from anywhere in the world. Using the framework he developed for the Cyprus Inscriptions Database, he created a database that provides the wealth of information in limited print reference catalogs of Linear B texts.
The database is designed to be useful for two audiences:
1) The first group is the select number of Mycenologists from around the world who continue to publish research and examine the Linear B tablets for meaningful patterns and clues about Aegean Bronze Age society. The Search page is designed for this group to look for Linear B signs, words, and ideograms in all the Linear B tablets in the database. There is an Advanced Search tool under development which would allow scholars to examine tablets in more detail.
2) The second group are the students and learners who have an interest in Linear B but are unable to find readily available resources elsewhere. The Browse page allows the second group to use the Collections feature to find interesting tablets grouped together by the editors of this site. The Browse page now also features translations of a limited number of tablets.
We are still securing permission to use photographs and drawings. All images available on this site are currently copyrighted by their respective owners and should not be reproduced.
This project is currently looking for new sources for funding! Please contact Dygo Tosa for details.
About the Editor
Dygo Tosa is a graduate student in Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. His interests are in Minoan and Mycenaean interactions on Crete during the Aegean Bronze Age.