Photo: Worship at Zeus's "Birthplace" Predates the Greek God



Perched on the summit of Greece's remote Mount Lykaion, the Altar of Zeus looks over a sweeping panoramic view.

Recent archaeological finds suggest the site was used for worship some thousand years before the myth of the king of the Greek gods, Zeus, emerged.

In fact, harsh mountaintop weather conditions and possible earthquakes may have helped to inspire the "birth" of Zeus.

Photograph courtesy Mount Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project © 2007


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