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Italy dig unearths female 'vampire' in Venice
AP ^ | 3/13/09 | Ariel David

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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TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; vampire

1 posted on 03/13/2009 3:36:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows

Ping


2 posted on 03/13/2009 3:37:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: nickcarraway

Stake her and bake her.


3 posted on 03/13/2009 3:41:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: nickcarraway
I wonder is she was as hot as this vampire?
4 posted on 03/13/2009 3:52:32 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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vampire Pictures, Images and Photos
5 posted on 03/13/2009 3:54:41 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: mainepatsfan

She can bite me!


6 posted on 03/13/2009 4:07:43 PM PDT by politicalmerc (NObama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe it was done by a guy who finally got his wife to STFU....LOL


7 posted on 03/13/2009 4:14:20 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nickcarraway

‘”Vampires don’t exist,...” ‘
That’s what they WANT us to think.... ;)


8 posted on 03/13/2009 4:42:55 PM PDT by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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We have vampires today - but they are now called democrats...
9 posted on 03/13/2009 5:16:39 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: nickcarraway

“You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that vampire out. That’s a good-looking vampire!” ~X42


10 posted on 03/13/2009 5:26:45 PM PDT by mikrofon (Something about her mouth...)
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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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2202145/posts


11 posted on 03/13/2009 6:46:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Thanks nickcarraway.

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12 posted on 03/13/2009 6:46:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Oops. I searched and found a vampire tomb story from last summer, but not this one.


13 posted on 03/13/2009 6:55:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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It wasn’t a female vampire...the Italian woman’s name was Pelosi.....


14 posted on 03/14/2009 4:46:22 AM PDT by paddles
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