Thursday, February 8, 2007
The real Romeo and Juliet
Prehistoric lovers found locked in eternal embrace
Wow! How beautiful and romantic:
...Archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Neolithic period locked in a tender embrace and buried outside Mantua...The site is just 25 miles south of Verona, the romantic city where Shakespeare set the star-crossed tale of "Romeo and Juliet".
Said a scientist working on the dig:
"The find...does highlight how the relationship people have with each other and with death has not changed much from the period in which humanity first settled in villages, learning to farm the land and tame animals...The Neolithic is a very formative period for our society...It was when the roots of our religious sentiment were formed."
What an amazing discovery for Valentine's Day!