Tomb of the “oracle bird” was found in the ancient city of Asia Minor

(ORDO NEWS) — An unexpected discovery was made by archaeologists in the west of Asia Minor. They discovered the tomb of the oracle bird.

We are talking about the priest Marcos, who lived in the II century AD. He observed birds and made various predictions, notes Planet Today. The priest was buried in ancient Pergamon.

Prophecy through birdwatching was originally popularized in Hittite culture, notes Arkeonews. The texts of Hesiod and Homer contain references to “bird oracles”.

For example, in the Odyssey, the flight of an eagle with a dead dove in its claws is interpreted as the arrival of Odysseus.


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