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tennislover
Feb 7th, 2007, 03:07 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070206/sc_nm/italy_embrace_dc



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ROME (Reuters) - Call it the eternal embrace.



Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, hugging each other.

"It's an extraordinary case," said Elena Menotti, who led the team on their dig near the northern city of Mantova.

"There has not been a double burial found in the Neolithic period, much less two people hugging -- and they really are hugging."

Menotti said she believed the two, almost certainly a man and a woman although that needs to be confirmed, died young because their teeth were mostly intact and not worn down.

"I must say that when we discovered it, we all became very excited. I've been doing this job for 25 years. I've done digs at Pompeii, all the famous sites," she told Reuters.

"But I've never been so moved because this is the discovery of something special."

A laboratory will now try to determine the couple's age at the time of death and how long they had been buried.


:awww: :awww: :awww: :awww: :awww: :awww: :awww: :awww:

Jevel
Feb 7th, 2007, 03:19 PM
Looks like my parents.

skanky~skanketta
Feb 7th, 2007, 03:25 PM
Looks like my parents.:lol: :tape:

tennislover
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:33 AM
Looks like my parents.


:rolls:

that's mean of you :lol:

suffer well
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:34 AM
tennislover are you posting in between classes? ;)

rockstar
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:39 AM
that's really sweet :awww:

and lol at the parents :lol:

keirana332
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:51 AM
Ancient Romeo and Juliet

thats really beautiful and sad at the same time

tennislover
Feb 8th, 2007, 12:01 PM
tennislover are you posting in between classes? ;)

:lol: sometimes it happens (when I have some hour off)..........

tennislover
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:06 PM
I wonder if they were two gay men hugging......who knows? :D ;)

suffer well
Feb 9th, 2007, 08:16 PM
I wonder if they were two gay men hugging......who knows? :D ;)

No itís most definitely a man and a woman I can tell. If you look carefully the one on the right is laughing, probably had her funny bone tickled....

tennislover
Feb 9th, 2007, 08:21 PM
No itís most definitely a man and a woman I can tell. If you look carefully the one on the right is laughing, probably had her funny bone tickled....

:lol: