Nov 26, 2008

Photo: Skeletons of a Couple Found as They Embrace Each Other

skeleton couple embrace for 5000 yearsWow! The skeletons of a couple were found locked in tender embrace, showing how their love endured for more than 5,000 years. The skeletons were discovered by archaeologists in Mantua, 25 miles south of Verona, Italy.

Below--Bigger Photo of the Skeletons Embracing Each other

Experts had one theory--the man was killed and the woman sacrificed herself, thinking that she would accompany the man's soul in the after life.

Elena Menotti, one of the archaeologists, said, "I am so excited about this discovery.

"We have never found a man and a woman embraced before and this is a unique find.

"We have found plenty of women embracing children but never a couple. Much less a couple hugging -- and they really are hugging. It's possible that the man died first and then the woman was killed in sacrifice to accompany his soul.

"From an initial examination they appear young as their teeth are not worn down but we have sent the remains to a laboratory to establish their age at the time of death.

"They are face to face and their arms and legs are entwined and they are really hugging.

"I am so thrilled at this find. I have been involved in lots of digs all over Italy but nothing has excited me as much as this."

"I've been doing this job for 25 years. I've done digs at Pompeii, all the famous sites.

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

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skeleton couple embrace for 5000 years^Eternal love: Skeletons of a couple embrace each other (Photos)


Photo: Skeletons of a Couple Found as They Embrace Each Other