Name: Human burial found in the middle of sacrificial altar at Mt. Lykaion
Date: 11th August 2016
→ In this article they talk about a burial which was excavated at the sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion. This is the place where the Greek god Zeus was born and raised. There is an ongoing Greek-American collaborative archaeological research project which has been around since 2004. They found an altar at this place which is placed at a hill. Beneath which they found pottery and sacrifice evidence dating back to the Neolithic period. This means that it was a place of religious activity from at least the 16th century BC through to the Hellenistic period. In 2016 they found a burial which belonged to adolescent man. Also some pottery found led to the discovery that the burial belonged to 11th century BC. There had been written sources that mention human sacrifice but never once they had found any kind of evidence. It says that it is too early to draw conclusions but the position of the burial and its orientation suggests some importance. Among other important findings there is a monumental staircase and an impressive apsidal entrance flanking the two ends of a corridor dating to the 4th century BC where athletes apparently entered the hippodrome and stadium. Surely the Greek history has a lot to offer us, the more we learn about it, the more it intrigues us.