Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Remains Of Vampire Woman Found In Grave

I was just watching Euronews Channel and found out about the discovery of the remains of a vampire woman somewhere in Venice (Italy). I've seen the skull on tv but it did not look like originating from a vampire:). Indeed, a brick was found stuck in the "mouth" and experts say this is evidence that she was believed to be a vampire, but the "jaws" seemed to be normal to me, actually the looked very nice like that person was never in contact with a dentist. Of course, there is no strong evidence proving the existence of the vampires, still it was a funny news.
Below a short overview and a few ideas of the archaeologists:
— 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. 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 at Florence University
"For the first time we have found evidence of an exorcism against a vampire."

"To kill the undead creatures, the stake-in-the-heart method popularized by later literature was not enough: A stone or brick had to be forced into the vampire's mouth so that it would starve to death", Borrini said.

5 comments:

HalfCrazy March 18, 2009 at 5:09 AM  

Whoa, that is a very interesting news! I feel for the 'vampire'. People back then believe everything even if it's through word of mouth. Same thing also happened with the Witch Hunt thing. We're so fortunate we didn't live during that era or I'll probably be burned to stake hahaha.

InfoWebExplore March 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

haha,,,everyone knows this "stuff" does not exist but still gets you scared in some situations:))

Mihaela Chelaru March 19, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

Ca tot scriam de manipulare la mine pe blog, intr-adevar oamenii cred in astfel de lucruri, dar totusi nici macar documentarele de acest gen nu au date veridice cum ca acestea s-ar fi intamplat.
Oricum e interesant :).

InfoWebExplore March 20, 2009 at 2:12 AM  

Partea buna este ca m-am pus la documentat vis a vis de vampiri, Transilvania, Tepes, cartea lui Bram Stoker (de care habar nu aveam) si intr-un sfarsit am ajuns...la lectia de istorie a romanilor. Uimitor cat se poate amplifica treaba si cat de dezvoltat e topicul asta despre controversatii vampiri mentionati chiar de Alexandre Dumas, Jules Vernes, etc. Nu prea am timp, dar schimb subiectul blogului,,,ma apuc de science fiction :)).

HalfCrazy March 20, 2009 at 7:08 AM  

Yeah! But I think some of the weird stories are true. Maybe they are leftovers from some ancient civilization. Now that's cool!

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