INSCRIBED IN SCRIPT B FROM
THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS
The Tablets numbered 1-1569 were found during the excavations of 1900-
1903: the find-spots are recorded in italic type in the right-hand margin:
see pp. 38-40. The mode of transcription is described by Sir Arthur Evans,
SM I, p. vii, n. 2:
The copies of the clay documents have been traced by me with the aid of
photographs on bleaching-out paper, the tracings in each case being subse-
quently corrected by comparison with the original.
A few amendments by Dr. Alice Kober and others result from further
study of photographs only, the originals having been inaccessible until this
volume was nearly completed. Dr. E. L. Bennett, who examined the
originals in the summer of 1950, reports that some of the fragments may be
fitted together, but that much further study of them is required.
The numbering is that assigned by A E in his Handlist, preserved at
Oxford. But some references to a Handlist in PM iv are to an earlier classifi-
cation, and in the definitive Handlist there are sometimes as many as three
or four provisional numerations.
To bring together tablets with similar contents, use must be made of the
Inventory compiled by Dr. Kober (pp. 75-89). The concordance-number
of each tablet is printed after its Handlist number.