In 2005, with the support of then deputy culture minister Petros Tatoulis, a multidisciplinary research team was organized, funded initially by the Leverhulme Foundation of England. It comprised the astronomer Mike Edmunds and mathematician Tony Freeth (Cardiff University), astronomer Ioannis Seiradakis from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, astronomer Xenophon Moussas, the physicist and historical document analysis specialist Yiannis Bitsakis (Athens University), the chemist Eleni Mangou and archaeologist Mary Zafeiropoulou from the National Archaeological Museum. Philologist and analyst of old scripts Agamemnon Tselikas from the Educational Department of the National Bank also played a decisive role. The team members work very closely and are in contact every day by telephone to exchange viewpoints and estimations. The aim is to collect the results from all the disciplines in order to present the overall image provided by the research.