Were the ancient Greeks cannibalistic?
In Greece, on the hillside Likeon local and American archaeologists have discovered the skeleton of a teenage boy. According to experts, this may be evidence that the ancient Greeks practiced human sacrifice and cannibalism, according to the publication The Guardian.
In the skeleton there is no upper part of the skull, and the body was located between two lines of stones along the west-east axis. The bones of the pelvis covered with stones. Age skeleton is about three thousand years.
However, experts and authorities say that to draw final conclusions about the nature of early findings. Scientists are going to continue their work. As they examined, only seven percent of the territory, which, according to the assumption, was used as a sacrificial altar.
Historically, this mountain was a place of sacrifice to Zeus. This was reported in many texts of ancient Greek authors, particularly Plato. According to legend, they sacrificed animals and young men, then their meat is eaten.
Currently, it proved the existence of religious practice of human sacrifice among the ancient Israelites, Romans and Egyptians. Tracks that pointed directly to the murder on religious ancient Greeks, not previously found.