A recent discovery of human remains has got experts puzzled. Archaeologists have found the remains of a 3,000 year old skeleton near Mount Lykaion in Greece. Experts believe that this particular skeleton was actually a human sacrifice.
This recent find was announced on Wednesday in Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs. During their excavation, archaeologists uncovered the remains of a 3,000 year old skeleton. Experts have come to conclusion that this skeleton was a male teenager when he was sacrificed. The skeleton was found on Mount Lykaion, which is considered a sanctuary that has been dedicated to Zeus.
Archaeologists have been working on this site since 2007, and have uncovered a wide variety of objects. Some of these finds include vases, coins, burnt animal offerings, and animal and human figurines. The skeleton has been the most interesting discovery so far. David Gilman Romano, a Greek archaeology professor comments that, “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.”
Experts are still unsure on whether this skeleton was actually sacrificed. They still have a large part of the alter to excavate. Part of the skeletons skull is missing and experts are hoping that further excavations will reveal more information. “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.” Comments David Gilman Romano.