Delphi Oracle Host Bob Edwards talks with archaeologist John Hale about his recent discovery of gasses rising from beneath the floor of Apollo's Temple at Delphi in Athens. Hale's findings agree with ancient reports that the priestesses at Delphi were intoxicated by these strong fumes and entered into a euphoric state where they were believed to channel the voice of the god.
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Host Bob Edwards talks with archaeologist John Hale about his recent discovery of gasses rising from beneath the floor of Apollo's Temple at Delphi in Athens. Hale's findings agree with ancient reports that the priestesses at Delphi were intoxicated by these strong fumes and entered into a euphoric state where they were believed to channel the voice of the god.