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Secret archeology: Greek govt suppresses research of Petralona Man… but why? (pics)

A shepherd stumbled across the Petralona skull in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece, thus kicking off one of Greece’s best-kept mysteries. The cave opening he discovered in 1959 led to a magnificent cave of stalactites, stalagmites and a human skull embedded in the wall as well as a huge number of fossils that appeared to belong to a pre-human species.