Peter Aleff started inquiring about history and mythology even before he learned to read, and he has continued ever since. He studied history and philosophy at the University of Basel in Switzerland as well as mathematics and the science of economics. Then he decided to earn a living and took technical courses at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers in Paris, France, to begin a career in engineering and managing manufacturing companies. He worked first in France and then in several American states where he was awarded three U.S. patents for some of his inventions.
In his free time, he researched many topics in the history of science, including the history and meanings of board games. He wrote in 1982 the rough but essentially entire draft outline of the present story about the Phaistos Disk under the title “The Labyrinth Game”, then re-created that ancient game for modern users. Over the next three decades, during a busy work life but in anticipation of someday finding the time to compile and publish this story, he collected relevant books and articles and notes to flesh out the context and ramifications of the information found on the Disk. Then he pulled it all together in “Solomon’s Sky: The Religious Board Game on the Phaistos Disk“.