Last Practitioner of Minoan Rituals May Have Lived in Jerusalem's Old City Till '48

Minoan culture is known mainly as the predecessor of Greek culture and the start of Western European culture. But the Minoans had a connection to the Children of Israel, too.

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Midwife Mercada Dasa lived in the Old City of Jerusalem until 1948. In her attic she raised an unusual pet – a white female snake about a meter and a half long – and fed it sugar cubes. Just before the entry...