Kleio: patron of history

Kleio (or Clio) was one of the nine sacred muses whom the ancient Greeks believed to care for specific fields of art.

She was the patron of history and heroic deeds, and she was believed to make heroes famous by proclaiming their deeds.

From the Hall of the Muses in the Pio Clementino Museum, Rome.

Göbekli Tepe

Located in southeastern Anatolia, Göbekli Tepe is the oldest known place of worship to date.

It dates to around 10,000 BCE, a time when humans were thought to have been hunter-gatherers without fixed settlements or places of worship. What exactly the religious structure implies for the history of humankind is still unknown, as archaeologists and historians haven’t yet reached a concensus on how it should be interpreted.

The animal figurine is one of several found at the site.