The Ancient People Who Burned Their Culture to the Ground

Tartessos is widely considered to be the first historical civilization of the Western Mediterranean. Tales of its riches and sophistication were widespread throughout the region; it could have even been the inspiration for Atlantis. But as prosperous as they were, their civilization vanished quickly and unexpectedly for reasons unknown. The last vestiges of this sea-faring culture are found 100 miles inland — a large banquet hall filled with animal and human sacrifices, burned to the ground, and buried beneath dirt and clay. Read full article here

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