Skip to comments.Italy dig unearths female 'vampire' in Venice
Posted on 03/13/2009 3:36:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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 and anthropologist at Florence University who studied the case over the last two years. "For the first time we have found evidence of an exorcism against a vampire."
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Stake her and bake her.
She can bite me!
Maybe it was done by a guy who finally got his wife to STFU....LOL
‘”Vampires don’t exist,...” ‘
That’s what they WANT us to think.... ;)
“You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that vampire out. That’s a good-looking vampire!” ~X42
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
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Oops. I searched and found a vampire tomb story from last summer, but not this one.
It wasn’t a female vampire...the Italian woman’s name was Pelosi.....