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An article in the December 2012 issue is about the ancient phaistos disk. http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2012/article/the-phaistos-disk-a-new-approach "The Phaistos Disk: A New Approach," by Victoria Shockley wrote that author Peter Aleff says the "signs are actually markings for the fields on an ancient game board path, and he offers evidence to support this analysis" in his book titled Solomon's Sky: The Religious Board Game on the Phaistos Dick.