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Was there a real Minotaur?

And does it still lurk in a real labyrinth today?

A famous Greek legend tells of a monster that lurked in a dark labyrinth below the palace of King Minos. All who tried to slay him got lost in the maze and devoured by the hungry beast.  But then along came a hero named Theseus whose clever girlfriend Ariadne made him bring along a ball of thread. Theseus killed the Minotaur and followed the thread back into the light.

Of course the Minotaur and his labyrinth are just a dark fantasy. Or are they?

To find out, we descend into a cave on the island of Crete.  And there we encounter real danger, and what looks a lot like Ariadne’s thread.

What happens next?  

All is revealed in Museum Secrets: Inside the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Beg to Differ

We have pinpointed a cave in Crete that might have been the original labyrinth of the Minotaur (or at least its inspiration).  But many people believe it is under the ruins of the palace of Knossos.  To find out more about Knossos, we invite you to start by checking out the Wikipedia Knossos Page.

 

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