Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Now...THIS is romance

5,000-Year-Old Skeletons Locked in 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."

Here's the link for the photo.

Very touching. Can you imagine? I think it speaks of old romance. Seriously. Where just the right grunt and piece of animal flesh bonded you. And to be buried wrapped up in another? That's some serious stuff.

Who says romance is dead?
Oh, um. Right.
In this case, I suppose it is. At least in the earthly sense. But look at the long-term possibilities.


Tori Lennox said...

Not that I believe in it, but they could have been reincarnated a LOT since then. *g*

Maria, Lover of All Things Romance said...

Awwwwwwwwww, that's sweet, in a really weird way

Nancy J. Bond said...

Isn't this wonderful? Thanks for the photo link. :)

Lyvvie said...

Dem bones dem bones...

Hey where are you and did you have a nice VDay?