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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: glyphs; gods; godsgravesglyphs; graves; vampire
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1 posted on 03/08/2009 5:13:24 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
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To: SunkenCiv; Quix

ping


2 posted on 03/08/2009 5:14:15 PM PDT by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

3 posted on 03/08/2009 5:18:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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4 posted on 03/08/2009 5:18:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

> “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”

That sucks.


5 posted on 03/08/2009 5:18:58 PM PDT by max americana
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To: PotatoHeadMick

10,000 years from now, archeologist will be studying the strange practice of placing massive globs of silicone in the female chest. <P.

“What could they have been warding off?” they’ll ask themselves.


6 posted on 03/08/2009 5:21:11 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: max americana

You mean democraps?Wow,they had them back then.Who knew?


7 posted on 03/08/2009 5:22:02 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: imahawk

We have one right now in WH. Sucks the living life force from the American people, and will eventually drain it dry by 2012.


8 posted on 03/08/2009 5:25:08 PM PDT by max americana
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To: PotatoHeadMick

How do they know the skull is that of a vampire? Perhaps she was just the Monica Lewinsky of her day....


9 posted on 03/08/2009 5:25:43 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: PotatoHeadMick; SunkenCiv

creepy


10 posted on 03/08/2009 5:29:16 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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Rare Magic Inscription on Human Skull
Biblical Archaeology Review 35:02 | Mar/Apr 2009 | Dan Levene
Posted on 03/01/2009 5:44:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2196982/posts

Skeleton of village ‘witch’ to be re-buried
[ a good bit o’ spin in the headline ]
Kent Online | March 2009 | Keyan Milanian
Posted on 03/06/2009 9:34:23 AM PST by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2200784/posts


11 posted on 03/08/2009 5:30:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Perdogg

THX


12 posted on 03/08/2009 5:32:02 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: max americana
Few know that Sri Lankha was once regarded as an Island populated by vampires.

They were called 'rakshasha'.

I say this to inform people that the vampire legends are not relegated to just one culture or society. They appear in ALL cultures, in all societies.

Something to ponder.

13 posted on 03/08/2009 5:35:00 PM PDT by Candor7 (I love Lucy : http://www.fiftiesweb.com/lucy.htm ( Those were better days))
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To: PotatoHeadMick

She was from the government.
And she only wanted to he'p you.

14 posted on 03/08/2009 5:39:10 PM PDT by uglybiker (AAAAAAH!!! I'm covered in BEES!)
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To: Candor7

Real Vampires.

http://www.ayahuasca-shamanism.co.uk/moche.htm


15 posted on 03/08/2009 5:42:37 PM PDT by Little Bill (Just a Poor White Person , clinging to God, Guns, and the Constitution)
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To: Little Bill

Here is a list of places such as bars that are vampire friendly.

I am wondering whether Obama blongs to this crew.

http://vampirewebsite.net/vampirebarsclubs.html


16 posted on 03/08/2009 5:50:54 PM PDT by Candor7 (I love Lucy : http://www.fiftiesweb.com/lucy.htm ( Those were better days))
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To: PotatoHeadMick

How do they know her husband didn’t just get fed up with her talking too much, and decided to plug her pie-hole?


17 posted on 03/08/2009 5:50:56 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Nationalized healthcare from the Middle Ages?


18 posted on 03/08/2009 6:08:00 PM PDT by Gator113 (For America to survive, Obama must fail.....)
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To: hellbender
How do they know her husband didn’t just get fed up with her talking too much, and decided to plug her pie-hole?


19 posted on 03/08/2009 6:30:44 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: max americana

Lets hope he over reaches and it bites him in the ass.The market gets past the news media and its not good news for his administration.I think he wants it to fail but I dont think he understands he will be responsible in the eyes of the voters.I bet this is the reason they are going after Rush,They need a boogieman.


20 posted on 03/08/2009 8:09:39 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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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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