Golden Fleece myth was based on real events, geologists contend

Villagers who collected gold in sheepskins inspired legend of Jason’s voyage

JASON'S DESTINATION  The myth of Jason and the Argonauts’ quest for the Golden Fleece was based on an actual voyage to a region near the Black Sea where villagers used sheepskins to catch stream-borne gold grains, new evidence suggests. Villages such as the one here still dot the region, and locals continue to use the sheepskin method.

A. Okrostsvaridz

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