Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Couple hugs for 5000 years

I think this is the most touching piece of news I've read so far this week. You can call it a prehistoric Romeo and Juliet story. Archaeologists working at a Neolithic archaeological dig site near Mantova, Italy, have found the bones of a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. The amazing thing about the find is that their arms are still wrapped around each other in a hug. From Reuters:
"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.
View the photos of the embracing skeletons here.

(Thanks Mr Big)

[This is as rare as going shopping for diamonds and returning content with any other jewelry item. When we go for rings, we never come back with earrings.]

6 comments:

Myra Leong said...

Awwww... that's what I call forever love.

pinkdior said...

maybe both of them commit suicide together.

Shy said...

Till the end of time.

Miss eolhc said...

IZ: This is in fact something we are trying to search for, but that is not cut out for the modern day world? Is good old romance dying?

Boywonder said...

I think it would be an amazing story if they can find out more about the couple, their love story.

Shy said...

Is good old romance dying?

YES!