The Anemosphilia Temple and the Hagia Triada Sarcophagus

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The Anemosphilia Temple and the Hagia Triada Sarcophagus Archaeologists often compare evidences from one period to another to another. The similarities they find can help provide answers to ancient historical questions. The Hagia Triada sarcophagus was used to infer what may have happened in the Anemosphilia Temple. The scene depicted on the sarcophagus and the evidence found in the temple showed that the two scenes were very similar. Inside the Anemosphilia Temple, there were clues and potential evidence of a gruesome death. Archaeologists and historians compared the death scene to a scene illustrated on the Hagia Triada sarcophagus – The scene depicted on the sarcophagus showed the sacrificing of a bull. An inference was then made drawing a link between the two scenes, and an interruption was made, identifying the horrific temple scene as a human sacrifice. When death takes your life, the muscles in your body completely relax. The dead body upon the altar was an 18 year old male, who died rather unusually. In death the muscles in the jaw relax, leaving it to hang wide open. This however was not the case for the young male. Archaeologists were dumbfounded at first, but upon closer inspection of both the body, they discovered that the body was tied up. This matches up with the illustration on the sarcophagus, depicting a tied up bull upon an altar. Due to the male being tied up like the bull, his jaws were kept closed even after death. Offerings were often made to the gods to please them if they were angered. The scene in the Hagia Triada sarcophagus, showed a bull being sacrificed. It was said that the larger or more significant the sacrifice the greater the offering. The Kretan people, must have known the gods were angry before the earthquake damaged their civilization. They offered up young male, their own flesh and blood, and used him as a sacrifice to

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