The 11th-century B.C. skeleton of a teenager, with the jaw section at the top
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Archaeologists have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain that might corroborate one dark antiquity legend. Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the birthplace of the god Zeus, uncovered the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager amid ashes built up over a millennium from sacrificed animals. Whoever ate the human part would become a wolf for nine years.The mountaintop in the Peloponnese region is the earliest known site where Zeus was worshipped, and even without the possible human sacrifice element it was a place of massive slaughter.Human presence at the site goes back more than 5,000 years.
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