Venetian Remains of a Female Vampire

An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws — evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire.captba3ccd4e1c934ca3a74f1c345f5c71d1italy vampire venice rom102 Venetian Remains of a Female Vampire The unusual burial is thought to be the result of an ancient vampire-slaying ritual. It suggests the legend of the mythical bloodsucking creatures was tied to medieval ignorance of how diseases spread and what happens to bodies after death, experts said.
The well-preserved skeleton was found in 2006 on the Lazzaretto Nuovo island, north of the lagoon city, amid other corpses buried in a mass grave during an epidemic of plague that hit Venice in 1576.

“Vampires don’t exist, but studies show people at the time believed they did,” said Matteo Borrini, a forensic archaeologist and anthropologist at Florence University who studied the case over the last two years. “For the first time we have found evidence of an exorcism against a vampire.”

We just keep finding interesting things.
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 Venetian Remains of a Female Vampire

4 thoughts on “Venetian Remains of a Female Vampire

  1. I lorve Archeology. This is right up my alley. Really need to take a class. Thing is people are just as paranoid and weird as they were during the 16th century. Except now it’s aliens, Sasquatch, Giant Octopus and Scientific experiments gone wrong.
    Mass death makes people even more crazy too.

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