Skip to comments.Mediaeval 'vampire' skull found near Venice
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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Thanks Perdogg. An "Oh So Mysteriouso" topic. :')
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> “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”
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.
You mean democraps?Wow,they had them back then.Who knew?
We have one right now in WH. Sucks the living life force from the American people, and will eventually drain it dry by 2012.
How do they know the skull is that of a vampire? Perhaps she was just the Monica Lewinsky of her day....
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
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
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.
She was from the government.
And she only wanted to he'p you.
Here is a list of places such as bars that are vampire friendly.
I am wondering whether Obama blongs to this crew.
How do they know her husband didn’t just get fed up with her talking too much, and decided to plug her pie-hole?
Nationalized healthcare from the Middle Ages?
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.