Archaeologists discover ancient couple locked in embrace

by Gene on Feb. 12th, 2007

Scientists in Italy have uncovered a pair of 5,000-year-old skeletons, a young man and woman locked in an embrace. This is the oldest example known of a couple buried together. Ironically, it was discovered near the city of Mantua, which many centuries later would play a key role in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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