[Trending Now] Skeletons Embracing Each Other for 6,000 Years Have Been Found in Italy!
Archaeologist Elena maria Menotti led the wonderful discovery of two skeletons that have been locked in an embrace for 6, 000 years. T...
Archaeologist Elena maria Menotti led the wonderful discovery of two skeletons that have been locked in an embrace for 6, 000 years. They are called Lovers of Valdaro and were found at a Neolithic tomb in San Giorgio near Mantua Italy in 2007.
The findings said that the pair were male and female who are about 5’2” in height and not older than 20 years old. The archeologists decided to preserve the unique position of the couple so they did not separate their positions.
According to their findings, the male had a flint arrowhead near his neck while the female had a long flint blade on her thigh and two flint knives under her pelvis. Examination of researchers found no evidence of violent death, no fractures, and no microtrauma, so the most likely explanation is the flint tools were buried along with the people as grave goods.
During the Neolithic period, double burials were very uncommon so being buried facing each other makes the Valdaro Lovers really unique. Among all discoveries in Northern Italy, this is the only double burial they have seen. The lovers were delivered to Musei Civici in Como from the site where they were discovered.
The skeletons were displayed in the entrance of Mantua’s Archaeological Museum, too, and Lovers in Mantua organization president professor Silvia Bagnoli is campaigning for a permanent home for the skeletons.
This Neolithic Romeo and Juliet is really have a fascinating love story during their time. What do you think about it? Tell us in the comments section.