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(CNN)   First cousin marriage encouraged in Ancient Greece, present-day Alabama   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Family, Bronze Age, Minoan civilization, Archaeologist Professor Philipp Stockhammer, Marriage, Cousin, Linear B, Max Planck Institute  
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2023-01-16 8:37:08 PM  
2023-01-16 9:10:16 PM  
The South always gets the brunt of this ol' joke but did you know..California and New York allow it as well.  In fact 19 U.S. states allow marriages between first cousins, and seven U.S. states allow only some marriages between first cousins.  So more doe than don't.

I'm from PA and remember a news article from the local paper going on about it, because some PA cousins wanted to get married and just ended up going to Maryland.
2023-01-16 10:23:39 PM  
Marrying cousins keeps the wealth in the family, and for that reason is common in many non-industrialized societies.
2023-01-16 10:49:42 PM  
The reconstruction at the top of that article is hilarious. They've got a wheat harvester wearing the same boobie-baring dress as a Minoan snake goddess. That is like someone 3,000 years from now illustrating a farmer at work in a red carpet gown.

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2023-01-17 12:50:40 AM  
Residents of Shelbyville approve.
2023-01-17 4:10:03 PM  
I knew it, those "lyres" were half-arsed banjos
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