Thursday, February 08, 2007

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.

"I must say that when we discovered it, we all became very excited. I've been doing this job for 25 years. I've done digs at Pompeii, all the famous sites," she told Reuters.

"But I've never been so moved because this is the discovery of something special."
A laboratory will now try to determine the couple's age at the time of death and how long they had been buried.

How sweet! hehe.. Happy Valentine's Day by the way :)


angelus said...

que c beau l'amour, non???
ça me rappel l'histoire de notre dame de paris...esmeralda et casimodo ont fini de la meme manière:)


sharifo said...

Frakin' nice,
well if it costs 6000 years burried to find my be it !!

Salamat :D

Mrs. Al Ramahi said...

they are so cute..

Jood said...

how lovely :l: !!

Sami Majed said...

kan momken ykoon a7la lo aktashfoohom on Feb 14th... well be more sweet ;)

Mnosh said...

7ata elmoot momken ykon romantic :yai:

3oQbal 3enna :P

Anonymous said...

yeah i saw them on TV.. how nice.. their love lasts for ever

Weddo said...

laish bs ana mestazne5t'hom :P


The Mo said...

Really curious to know more about those and the reasons behind this hug :P

Hala said...

How sweet :)

GraY FoX said...

quite catchy :D
sleeping in lover's arms is a wish for every loving heart on this planet, an eternal sleep would be super nice i guess :D
happy valentine's day :)
w nice blog
keep up the good work :)

PŕōuđPāŀĩ said...

i'm touched!
Beautiful :)
HVD to u too

Diana said...

Sharifo: that desperate? :D

Gray Fox: thank you, and welcome :)

Weddo, I wonder why? They're cute :D

Thank you all for stopping by :)