Original artwork for the T2 continents series

Commenter Clyde sent through the original official artwork for the time trail disks, and I’ve been meaning to upload them for a while, so here they are, with the decodings. Some of the notes are from the trail booklet that Sustrans used to send out.

Disk 1 is Africa. This one was described in an earlier post:

Africa

The artwork features the Sphinx, of course.

"meantt
ofireou
oescape
rcoming

Disk 2 is Eurasia:

Eurasia

Europe and Asia are part of the vast ancient tectonic plate of Eurasia.

All over these caves the print of the hand says: “This is my mark. This is man.”

Jacob Bronowski in The Ascent of Man writing about the prehistoric outline of a hand found on a cave wall in El Castillo, Santander, Spain.

The runes here say:

age?/lo
ckedis
oescape
eason,

Disk 3 is North America:

Northamerica

Olmec Head in La Venta Park, Mexico. The Olmecs, possibly Central America’s earliest civilisation, were responsible for carving the large heads from single massive blocks of basalt. They data from perhaps 1500 BC. Who and where the Olmecs came from is still a mystery.

The runes are:

easons'
rcoming
barsswi
ngspend

Disk 4 is South America. This was covered in an earlier post:

Southamerica

The runes say:

age?/lo
ngspend
ulum'sc
easeles

Disk 5 is Australasia:

Australasia

Uluru, the world’s largest monolith in Northern Territory, Australia, is sacred to the Aboriginal people of the continent. Their Dreamtime is the mythical past in which spiritual beings shaped the land. In Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal paintings of kangaroos and other animals adorn the rock walls.

On this disk, the runes are:

ckedins
easeles
sclaw/l
"meantt

Disk 6 is Antarctica:

Antarctica

Is it possible that Antarctica, the continent only discovered in the late 19th century, could be the site of Atlantis, the mythical ancient lost civilisation of Atlantis described by Plato?

(I think the answer to that question is “No”!)

The runes are:

ulum'sc
barsswi
ofireou
sclaw/l

From these, it looks like this section of the puzzle reads as follows:

         oescape "meantt ofireou rcoming age?/
lo ckedins easons' barsswi ngspend ulum'sc easeles sclaw/
   l

or, more readably:

       o escape" meant to fire our coming age?/
Locked in seasons' bars swings pendulums's ceaseless claw/
L
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