The oldest (5.7 Ma) human (hominin) footprint discovered in Crete, Greece

In this article we present a summary on the discovery of the oldest (5.7 millions of years ago) hominin footprint found on Earth so far. Continue reading “The oldest (5.7 Ma) human (hominin) footprint discovered in Crete, Greece”

Ritual human sacrifice in the Mycenaean palace of Kydonia?

In Aulis, it was perhaps a fair wind that had to be secured by Iphigenia’s sacrifice, but in ancient Kydonia, on the Kasteli hill of Chania in Crete, it was an earthquake and the chthonic deities that, according to the customs and “logic” of the time, needed to be placated by the ancient Kydonians resorting to human sacrifice(s)… Continue reading “Ritual human sacrifice in the Mycenaean palace of Kydonia?”

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