Interesting video onthe proto-European Minoan Crete civilization
For a long time I have been fascinated with the lost Minoan civilization, which came to an abrupt end around 1600 BC.
Its not mentioned in this video but excavations at the site of Akrotiri tell of human sacrifice, in the shadow of the erupting volcano. Theysuggest human sacrifices were occurring.
This was the most advanced civilization in the world at that time? Scary.
Or were they? Were they actually heinous barbarians.
Even more interesting is the myth of the Minotaur.
Reconstructions of the palace at Knossos show a building that looks surprisingly modern.It was huge and went on and on.
and on and on. Of course any student of mythology will recognize the myth of the Minotaur as having been sited there. All myths enclose a grain of truth. What truth is enclosed within this myth?
he bones of children perhaps ritually flayed were discovered in the vicinity of the palace complex. Had they been sacrificed?