The Phaistos disc is a terracotta tablet discovered in 1908 near the
excavation of a palace in Crete. It was dug out of a stratum of earth dated to
the 16th century B.C. It's inscribed on both sides with ideograms that aren't
like the writing of the Cretan people. In the center is a lotus flower, a
symbol which was common in pre-Columbian temples and also in
Indonesia. The 15 signs that follow are identical to inscriptions found in
Brazil while the next 19 are somewhat similar. On the disc are
constellations, the Pleiades and Pisces - and the Egyptian symbol of
spiritual strength. No one has been able to decipher the disc, or figure out
where it's from, why it was here or what it's purpose was.