Couple found hugging for 5000 years will continue to hug for eternity
Remember the story about the prehistoric couple that was found hugging each other for 5000 years? Now, archaeologists say they will not be splitting the lovers. Hooray! From Scientific American:
In a Valentine's Day gift to the country, scientists said they are determined to remove and preserve together the remains of a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, their arms still wrapped around each other in an enduring embrace.Previously: Couple hugs for 5000 years
Instead of removing the bones one-by-one for reassembly later, archaeologists plan to scoop up the entire section of earth where the couple was buried, they told Reuters.
The plot will then be transported for study before being put on display in an Italian museum, thereby preserving the world's longest known hug for posterity.
"We want to keep can them just as they have been all this time -- together," archaeologist Elena Menotti, who announced the discovery a week ago, told Reuters.