In Italy, we found dumping "Vampire Lunyano"
In ancient times there were very strange and even horrible tradition. For example, in 2016 in Kabardino-Balkaria was excavated the skeleton of a 16-year-old girl since the first century AD, with abnormally long skull shape. Archaeologists explained that in ancient times, especially for children tightly tied head as an elongated head is considered a sign of high society. In 2018, archaeologists discovered the remains of more terrible in Italy - the skeleton of a 10-year-old boy with a stone in his mouth.
The burial was found by archaeologists from the University of Arizona and Stanford University. It was located in the Italian region of Umbria, in the infant cemetery La Necropoli dei Bambini. It is assumed that the boy lived in the fifth century and, like all buried in this place children died of malaria. According to archaeologists, those who buried the child afraid of his resurrection from the dead, and the spread of disease. As a defense they put into his mouth a big stone - this was done intentionally, because on the surface there are scratches on the teeth.
The locals nicknamed the boy found "Vampire Lunyano". Earlier this site have been found dumping with "magical" objects, such as crow's claws and bronze boiler ash. The oldest skeleton belonged to a three-year girl - her hands and feet were weighed down by heavy stones. In ancient times, people believed that in this way they do not give the "evil forces" to withdraw from the bodies of sick people.
These remains have been found at other points in Italy. For example, in 2009, archaeologists unearthed the body of an elderly woman of the XVI century with a brick in her mouth. Subsequently, she was named "The Vampires of Venice".
The team of archaeologists will return to the infant cemetery in summer 2019. They're going to find out how people reacted to the outbreak of malaria. They remind us that these studies help them understand how to think the men of old. What do you think about this? Tell us in our Telegram-chat.