Vampires! Some people want to be like them and some want to kill them. It’s been a fascination of the ages. Are they real? Well, before you jump to any conclusions, it’s worth giving this a read.
Recently a team of archaeologists has discovered a skeleton of a 10 years old child from an ancient Roman site in Italy that looked suspiciously like a vampire burial.
What’s so strange about this skeleton is that it seems to have a rock carefully placed in the child’s mouth. According to the researchers, this is a common practice back in the day that people used when they feared the corpse might rise from the dead. They call it the “Vampire of Lugnano”.
As scary as that sounds, evidence shows that the deaths were probably caused by a fifth-century outbreak of Malaria and, sadly, no fangs were found.
However, next summer, the team of archaeologists will return to the site for further research on vampire burials. They are hoping to find more facts about the outbreak of Malaria and how the ancient people treat it.
But, was it really Malaria that caused these people to treat a 10-year-old child this way? Or was it something else?
We’ll leave it up to you to decide.
(Source: Ars Technica)