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Archaeologists find grave of suspected vampire
Czech News Agency (ČTK) ^ | 14 July 2008 | Czech News Agency (ČTK)

Posted on 07/14/2008 11:20:59 AM PDT by BGHater

Pardubice, East Bohemia, July 11 (CTK) - Archaeologists have uncovered a 4000-year-old grave in Mikulovice, east Bohemia, with remains of what might have been considered a vampire at the time, Nova TV has reported.

The experts made the terrifying find within their research of a burial site from the Early Bronze Age.

One of the graves was situated somewhat aside. The skeleton in it bears traces of unusual treatment.

When buried, the dead man was weighed down with two big stones, one on his chest and the other on his head.

"Remains treated in this way are now considered as vampiric. The dead man's contemporaries were afraid that he might leave his grave and return to the world," Radko Sedlacek from the East Bohemia Museum said.

This is for the first time Czech archaeologists have uncovered a "vampire's" grave, Nova said.

In ancient times, people believed vampires are the dead who occasionally return among the living to harm their health or property.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: archaeology; bulgaria; dracula; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; grave; vampire
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To: BibChr; safeasthebanks

Well, “Faith” will be back in Joss Whedon’s new show Dollhouse this winter, along with “Fred” from Angel. Not the same, perhaps, but it’s Joss - so it has to be pretty good. ;)


41 posted on 07/14/2008 12:31:55 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Publius6961

Note to self - when discovering a long buried body weighed down by large stones, don’t touch the stones.


42 posted on 07/14/2008 12:32:53 PM PDT by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: weegee

Have you watched “Burn Notice” on USA?


43 posted on 07/14/2008 12:35:52 PM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: txroadkill

Buff’s the stuff.


44 posted on 07/14/2008 12:36:38 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: weegee

Gotta say the words first... Klaaatu... Verata... Bkshs..tu...

Aw crap.


45 posted on 07/14/2008 12:37:03 PM PDT by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Yep; if it’s Whedon, I’m likely to watch it. Too bad he’s so toxic to Hollywood, evidently.


46 posted on 07/14/2008 12:37:30 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: weegee

Thank’ee muchly.


47 posted on 07/14/2008 12:46:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: All

ooo


48 posted on 07/14/2008 12:49:34 PM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: BGHater; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Who wants to go on a stakeout?


49 posted on 07/14/2008 12:50:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: All
Apologies to the great William Marshall. BTW, Blacula was actually a really good little movie!
50 posted on 07/14/2008 12:55:27 PM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: derllak

They didn’t get me.
That’s all I have to say about the subject.


51 posted on 07/14/2008 12:57:30 PM PDT by Darksheare (Why do they call it Salad Dressing when clothes aren't in any way involved?)
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To: Maverick68

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52 posted on 07/14/2008 1:01:32 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Trust me...I know what I'm doing.)
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To: BGHater

Nowadays, nobody really believes in all that weird old vampire stuff. These days, we’re much more sophisticated. We just call them Democrats and accept them for the blood-sucking, walking evil zombies that they are.


53 posted on 07/14/2008 1:07:50 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Don't cheer for Obama too hard - the krinton syndicate is moving back into the WH.)
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To: Darksheare

Ooooh, are vampires always that cranky during daylight hours? ;)


54 posted on 07/14/2008 1:24:16 PM PDT by derllak
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To: Maverick68
He gonna suck you dry

With all his new Barackracy?

55 posted on 07/14/2008 1:25:23 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Freeper ID clue: I spy something blue and cold)
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To: All

We could be looking at the next cover of the New Yorker!


56 posted on 07/14/2008 1:27:02 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Freeper ID clue: I spy something blue and cold)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
You're never supposed to remove whatever is holding a vampire down, otherwise they come back. These archaeologists must not watch any movies.

And never drip blood on them!

57 posted on 07/14/2008 1:29:23 PM PDT by Overtaxed (`)
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To: BibChr

She would have never won that fight!


58 posted on 07/14/2008 1:31:03 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (Obamafeld, "A CAMPAIGN ABOUT NOTHING".)
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To: DungeonMaster

But she did.


59 posted on 07/14/2008 1:34:59 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: derllak

Pretty much.


60 posted on 07/14/2008 1:42:43 PM PDT by Darksheare (Why do they call it Salad Dressing when clothes aren't in any way involved?)
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