In a recent paper we have shown that Egyptians of the New Kingdom were making drawings using compass and straightedge before creating the polychrome decorations of their artifact. Arguing that the use of such instruments had been previously consolidated in the eastern Mediterranean area, here we consider the possibility that the Minoan civilization had a geometry, which allowed its architects and skilled workers to bisect and trisect the right angle with compass and straightedge. To this purpose, we will analyse some decorations on artifacts and some frescoes found in the Knossos Palace of Crete and at Akrotiri, on the island of Santorini.

A Minoan Geometry for Bisecting and Trisecting the Right Angle / Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina; Baldi, Mauro Maria. - In: SSRN Electronic Journal. - ISSN 1556-5068. - ELETTRONICO. - (2016). [10.2139/ssrn.2754536]

A Minoan Geometry for Bisecting and Trisecting the Right Angle

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina;Baldi, Mauro Maria
2016

Abstract

In a recent paper we have shown that Egyptians of the New Kingdom were making drawings using compass and straightedge before creating the polychrome decorations of their artifact. Arguing that the use of such instruments had been previously consolidated in the eastern Mediterranean area, here we consider the possibility that the Minoan civilization had a geometry, which allowed its architects and skilled workers to bisect and trisect the right angle with compass and straightedge. To this purpose, we will analyse some decorations on artifacts and some frescoes found in the Knossos Palace of Crete and at Akrotiri, on the island of Santorini.
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