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Pictured: Roman Lovers "Buried Holding Hands For 1,500 Years(photos) by Adeyeancah(m): 5:23pm On Jan 13, 2015
The skeletal remains of a Roman-era couple have been
unearthed showing the pair had been holding hands for
the past 1,500 years.
Researchers believe the pair died “looking into each
other’s eyes” when they were buried sometime
between the 5th and 6th century A.D.
Italian archaeologists made the astonishing discovery in
Modena, in the country’s north, last month.
They found the remains in a tomb, appearing to show
the woman positioned so that she was gazing at her
male partner, during a dog of an Ancient Roman palace.
"We believe that they were originally buried with their
faces staring into each other’s,” said Donato Labate,
the director of the excavation.
“The position of the man's vertebrae suggests that his
head rolled after death. I have been involved in many
digs but I've never felt so moved.”
The two skeletons, which are poorly preserved, will be
studied to establish the couple's age, their relationship
and the possible cause of death.
The archeological dig disclosed three layers of
scientific interest. The couple were found on the
middle layer among a total of 11 burials at a depth of
about 10 feet.
Archeologists believe the couple were not particularly
rich, due to the simple nature of the tombs they were
buried in and say they may have lived on a farm.
It is thought the man's head would have been looking at
the woman's when they were buried.
The area was subjected to several floods from the
nearby river Tiepido – which may have caused the male
skeleton's skull to roll away from the female skeleton
after burial.
The necropolis was covered by alluvial deposits, and on
top of them, another seven tombs were built.
The skeletons will now be studied by Giorgio Gruppioni,
an anthropologist at the University of Bologna.

Re: Pictured: Roman Lovers "Buried Holding Hands For 1,500 Years(photos) by blemon44(m): 5:27pm On Jan 13, 2015
chaii

beautifuland lovely

when love were still love
Re: Pictured: Roman Lovers "Buried Holding Hands For 1,500 Years(photos) by Adeyeancah(m): 5:34pm On Jan 13, 2015
Love aiye

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Re: Pictured: Roman Lovers "Buried Holding Hands For 1,500 Years(photos) by AndreRose(f): 5:51pm On Jan 13, 2015
another Romeo and juliet

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Re: Pictured: Roman Lovers "Buried Holding Hands For 1,500 Years(photos) by nefertiitii: 8:32pm On Jan 13, 2015
Awwwwww

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