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Excavators say it's too early to speculate on the nature of the teenager's death but the discovery is remarkable because the remote Mount Lykaion was for centuries associated with the most nefarious of Greek cults: Ancient writers – including Plato – linked it with human sacrifice to Zeus, a practice which has very rarely been confirmed by archaeologists anywhere in the Greek world and never on mainland Greece.
“Several ancient literary sources mention rumors that human sacrifice took place at the altar, but up until a few weeks ago there has been no trace whatsoever of human bones discovered at the site,” David Gilman Romano, professor of Greek archaeology at the University of Arizona and part of the research team, told the Associated Press. “Whether it’s a sacrifice or not, this is a sacrificial altar … so it’s not a place where you would bury an individual. It’s not a cemetery.”
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
It was a place of sacrifice. How did they determine the boy was sacrificed?
You ask me, serial killers have always been around, regardless of the reasons or excuses why they commit their crimes.
One body does not a serial killer make.