The Ancient People Who Burned Their Culture to the Ground

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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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