Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Eternal Romance

Reuters/Enrico Paiello

Just in time for Valentine's day! a story of the eternal love among the skeletor tribe. Eternal embrace? Couple still hugging 5,000 years on
ROME (Reuters) - 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.

Well, okay. They're not actually skeletors- but it would make a nice Sci-Fi channel movie.

Here's another pic- admit it, don't you wish you knew their story?


Sandy-LA 90034 said...


TheaLogie said...

Romeo and Juliet for the Stone Age, it sounds like...


ThePoliticalCat said...

Perhaps that was you and Maxx, in another life. Or me and Mephisto. It's very touching.

Anonymous said...

yes, love eternal. sweet and sad picture.

me sti zo

War On War Off said...

I swear I can see facial expressions as well...weird.

flory said...

Makes you think something disastrous overtook them and they turned to each other in their last moments.

Very touching.