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Eternal Embrace Mummies
Human Mummy
Eembrace
Biographical Information
Name(s) Eternal Embrace Mummies
Age ~20 years old
Sex one male and one female
Status
Height 5 feet 2 inches (both)
Source
Culture Italian
Date(s) ~5000-6000 years old
Site Mantova, Italy
Current Location
Location
Catalog #

Eembrace

BiographyEdit

These two mummies were discovered ten years ago, in the Italian city of Mantova, near Verona. Initially upon analysis, there was many unknown aspects of the skeletal remains; it took over a year for the ages and sexes of the two to be confirmed. Instead of removing the bones one at a time and piecing them back together at a later time period, archeologists decided to remove the two together by scooping up the Earth underneath the bodies and extracting it as a whole.

MummificationEdit

It is not confirmed as to whether or not this is an ceremonial burial or not; in the Neolithic Period, it was rare for bodies to be buried together, and even more unique for the bodies to be buried in this position.

Additional InfoEdit

There are many ongoing theories as to why the bodies were found in this specific position. Due to the close proximity to Verona, the most popular theory is that the two were star-crossed lovers, and died together. Though this is not confirmed, the idea of the two being lovers is the most widely accepted idea with archeologists.

External LinksEdit

http://archive.archaeology.org/0801/abstracts/valdaro.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-embrace-idUSL12831255020070214

http://www.brianstevenson.com/blog/fossil-couple-found-in-eternal-embrace-pictures

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