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5,000 year old hugging couple

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Scientists found a pair of 5,000 year old skeletons in an eternal embrace.  It's the first time they've found a man and woman skeleton embracing (they previously have found women holding children).  The guy had an arrow in his spine and the woman an arrow in her side.

Couple still hugging 5,000 years on
Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a couple buried in eternal embrace
Reuters
Updated: 9:58 a.m. ET Feb 7, 2007

ROME - Call it the eternal embrace.

Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, hugging each other.

"It's an extraordinary case," said Elena Menotti, who led the team on their dig near the northern city of Mantova.

"There has not been a double burial found in the Neolithic period, much less two people hugging — and they really are hugging."

Menotti said she believed the two, almost certainly a man and a woman although that needs to be confirmed, died young because their teeth were mostly intact and not worn down.

"I must say that when we discovered it, we all became very excited. I've been doing this job for 25 years. I've done digs at Pompeii, all the famous sites," she told Reuters.

"But I've never been so moved because this is the discovery of something special."

A laboratory will now try to determine the couple's age at the time of death and how long they had been buried.

My first thoughts were when I read this was.. "Honey, I back from a really bad battle. Everyone's dead and I've got this arrow stuck in my back. Do you think we could cuddle one last time before I pass away?"

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Feb 8, 2007
whoa, thats like straight outta a movie or game
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Feb 8, 2007
wow that's creepy but cool, reminds me of something youd see in Indiana Jones

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I think they died trying to protect their children and themselves...


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Lt.Agar wrote:
I think they died trying to protect their children and themselves...


I'll bet Hallmark made these skeletons into a fortune to be found just in time for Valentine's Day.
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Wow, and they  found this near Valentine's Day!
 
Talk about love to death
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 That is not the first time something like that has happend. I remember a while back, that they discovred a lost village that was covered up by a volcano. The couple was also hugging eachother because they knew they could not of gotton away.
Chuf it out.
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RedDragoon wrote:
 That is not the first time something like that has happend. I remember a while back, that they discovred a lost village that was covered up by a volcano. The couple was also hugging eachother because they knew they could not of gotton away.


umm,Isn't there a Roman myth about two lovers who were turned into entwined oak trees?
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Re: 5,000 year old hugging couple

Feb 8, 2007
Am I supposed to care?
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wazoo11 wrote:


RedDragoon wrote:
 That is not the first time something like that has happend. I remember a while back, that they discovred a lost village that was covered up by a volcano. The couple was also hugging eachother because they knew they could not of gotton away.


umm,Isn't there a Roman myth about two lovers who were turned into entwined oak trees?


Yeah there was something like that.
Chuf it out.
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