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Friday, March 13, 2009

Exorcism Skull Found in Italy

March 10, 2009—Among the many medieval plague victims recently unearthed near Venice, Italy, one reportedly had never-before-seen evidence of an unusual affliction: being "undead."The partial body and skull of the woman showed her jaw forced open by a brick—an exorcism technique used on suspected vampires.

It's the first time that archaeological remains have been interpreted as belonging to a suspected vampire, team leader Matteo Borrini, a forensic archaeologist at the University of Florence, told National Geographic News.

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Bob Johnson said...

You have such interesting things here, this is another very cool find.

Mandy said...

Wow. That is so interesting!

Abas KS said...

Hi, & good day to you, Lauren.

I'm Abasster & I got to your blog from Widgetbox. Splendid blog! I hope to come here more often. Looks like a normal human skull to me, just with a brick stuffed into the mouth. :-P Lol ;-)

By the way, I just posted a new batch of voyage articles & a Forbidden City Palace Museum Historical Artifacts Part I slide show on my blog at http://voyage.aimvotal.com/

I hope that you may want to take a look at them. Please do leave a comment or two to help me improve my blog. Thanks in advance. Keep in touch.


Abas KS said...

Oh, still the same post, I see..well..this image is starting to give me the creeps.

Come on over & reply on my blog.

Greg Laden said...

Let this be a reminder to us all: Always have a few extra bricks around, just in case.

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