This video is about the temple of Apollo – Delphi, Central Greece, Greece.
From Discovery Channel:
Oracle Inspired by Low-Oxygen Delirium
Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News
Published in the current issue of the journal Geology, the research contradicts a previous study suggesting that the Delphic priestess, known as pythia, who issued the prophecies was high on ethylene gas rising from bedrock cracks at the intersection of two faults directly beneath the temple.
According to Giuseppe Etiope, a geologist at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, the pythia’s altered state was likely due to methane-induced hypoxia — oxygen deprivation caused by methane gas leaking into the temple’s small, non-aerated chamber.
- Cartoon: The Delphic Oracle (englishblog.com)
- Archaeological Site of Delphi (1987) (marocpostcard.wordpress.com)
- The Maxims of Delphi (davidallsopclassics.wordpress.com)
- The Lion, The Temple, and The Plateau (therealindianacombs.wordpress.com)
- Delphi’s past and present (madhobiraat.wordpress.com)
- Things to Do in Delphi Greece (vino-con-vista.blogspot.com)