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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.


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KEYWORDS: archaeology; bulgaria; dracula; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; grave; vampire
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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

For the MST3K version of a blaxploitation film:

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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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To: BGHater

Amateurs. The head would have been removed and put in place backwards so the vampire would tend to go away should it rise from the grave.


61 posted on 07/14/2008 1:47:47 PM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: BGHater
I dunno, my trust in Hollywood movies feels so.....violated!

Vampires were killed with wooden stakes through the heart or you could drag them out into the sunlight. Crosses and garlic would drive them away. Stones had abosolutely nothing to do with it!

Does this mean that the Wolfman could have been killed with something else not involving silver? Did Frankenstein always have to burn to death, or get buried in ice? And what about The Mummy? Is it really necessary to have a golden book written in hieroglyphics and someone that can actually speak ancient Eygptian to get rid of him?

62 posted on 07/14/2008 1:56:10 PM PDT by xJones
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To: weegee
Man that is just wrong, how about a pre-post to warn that that is coming.

Do you realize that this is going to cost about 60 BUCKS in lap-dances to get that graphic out of my brain housing group!

63 posted on 07/14/2008 1:56:16 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (Todays politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: xJones
I dunno, my trust in Hollywood movies feels so.....violated!

Vampires were killed with wooden stakes through the heart or you could drag them out into the sunlight. Crosses and garlic would drive them away. Stones had abosolutely nothing to do with it!

Does this mean that the Wolfman could have been killed with something else not involving silver? Did Frankenstein always have to burn to death, or get buried in ice? And what about The Mummy? Is it really necessary to have a golden book written in hieroglyphics and someone that can actually speak ancient Eygptian to get rid of him?
 

No, it will all work, Hollywood is never wrong. If all else fails, just do what Bud and Lou did...it seemed to work just fine for them.

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64 posted on 07/14/2008 2:24:35 PM PDT by txroadkill (Liberals believe that the only oppressed people in Cuba are the terrorist in GitMo)
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To: BGHater

I have begun to suspect that vampires are really just anemics owho have been taking St. John’s Wort.


65 posted on 07/14/2008 2:26:05 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: derllak

Now I’ve had my coffee and have returned to my jovial normal self.
*Rejoice for bad things are about to happen!* -Richard from “Looking for Group”


66 posted on 07/14/2008 3:49:39 PM PDT by Darksheare (Why do they call it Salad Dressing when clothes aren't in any way involved?)
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To: BGHater

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

Mick and Keith?


67 posted on 07/14/2008 6:18:53 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: xJones
Did Frankenstein always have to burn to death, or get buried in ice?

Frankenstein's monster was a metaphor for global climate change. As Frankie is burned or frozen, so are we all. < /sarc >

68 posted on 07/15/2008 10:13:45 AM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: BGHater; blam; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

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69 posted on 07/24/2008 8:16:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv; All
Commentary and additional Vampire lore in Celtic Tradition.

Vampires: the Celtic Connection
http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2403692.0.vampires_the_celtic_connection.php

70 posted on 07/24/2008 9:02:10 AM PDT by BGHater (It is easy to be brave from a distance.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

“...vampires are really just anemics owho have been taking St. John’s Wort.”

Only depressed or menopausal vampires take that stuff.


71 posted on 07/24/2008 6:19:16 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Domestic Church
“...vampires are really just anemics owho have been taking St. John’s Wort.” Only depressed or menopausal vampires take that stuff. but it would explain the sensitivity to bright light
72 posted on 07/24/2008 6:36:27 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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WWBD? (what would Buffy do?)


73 posted on 07/26/2008 12:21:21 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


74 posted on 07/21/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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