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Mediaeval 'vampire' skull found near Venice
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8 Mar 2009 | Nick Squires

Posted on 03/08/2009 5:13:24 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick

The remains of a woman's skull with a rock thrust into its jaws is evidence of the mediaeval fear of vampires, Italian anthropologists have claimed. Scientists found the skull, with its mouth agape and a large slab of rock forced into its mouth, while excavating a mass grave dating from the Middle Ages on an island near Venice.

Female "vampires" were often blamed for spreading the plague epidemics through Europe, said Matteo Borrini of Florence University.

Wedging a rock or brick into the mouth of a suspected vampire was a way of preventing the person from feeding on the bodies of other plague victims and rising from the grave to attack the living, he told a meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Denver last week.

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TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: glyphs; gods; godsgravesglyphs; graves; vampire
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To: PotatoHeadMick
Back then there were no Certificates of Death or post-mortems. In some cases, unfortunate people passed into a coma, were declared dead, buried without embalming and later woke up and tried to escape only to be done in by grave diggers.
21 posted on 03/09/2009 10:04:03 AM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Perdogg
My subjects of interests are in history, militaria, religions/theologies, archeology,myths and legends and while I do not generally believe in the following subjects, for fun (and to maintain an open mind) I love reading about alternate/revisionist history (and by that I mean subjects like pre-Columbian transatlantic voyages, ancient batteries, etc), crypto-zoology, UFOs and other Fortean happenings.

Politics have lost their appeal for me so I will try to avoid that subject for the foreseeable future. But f you can place me on the SunkenCiv; list I would appreciate it or do I have to somehow subscribe to that myself on here?

Much appreciated.

22 posted on 08/13/2009 2:50:43 PM PDT by Nikas777 (En touto nika, "In this, be victorious")
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To: SunkenCiv
Greetings, Mate.

My subjects of interests are in history, militaria, religions/theologies, archeology,myths and legends and while I do not generally believe in the following subjects, for fun (and to maintain an open mind) I love reading about alternate/revisionist history (and by that I mean subjects like pre-Columbian transatlantic voyages, ancient batteries, etc), crypto-zoology, UFOs and other Fortean happenings.

Politics have lost their appeal for me so I will try to avoid that subject for the foreseeable future. But f you can place me on the SunkenCiv; list I would appreciate it or do I have to somehow subscribe to that myself on here?

Much appreciated.

23 posted on 08/13/2009 2:58:29 PM PDT by Nikas777 (En touto nika, "In this, be victorious")
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To: Big_Monkey
10,000 years from now, archeologist will be studying the strange practice of placing massive globs of silicone in the female chest. “What could they have been warding off?” they’ll ask themselves.

They'll assume it was some kind of religious practice. :-)

24 posted on 08/13/2009 3:08:04 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Nikas777

Welcome aboard Nikas777!


25 posted on 08/13/2009 6:19:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Nikas777

wlecome to FR


26 posted on 08/14/2009 5:17:22 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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