Tuesday, July 16, 2013

'Vampire graves' found in Poland where skeletons buried with skulls between their legs

Vampire graves in Poland

In a rare find  graves have been found in Poland where the dead had been buried with their heads between their legs.

Archaeologists believe that the practice was basically aimed at  ensuring vampire would stay dead. The skeletons are believed to date from around the 16th or 17th centuries.

It may be added that decapitating a suspected vampire was common practice in medieval times because it was thought to be the only way to ensure the dead stay dead.

The exact fate of the skeletons is yet unclear, but the archaeologists noted that, apart from being headless, there was no trace of any earthly possessions, such as jewellery, belts or buckles. 

'It's very difficult to tell when these burials were carried out,' archaeologist Dr Jacek Pierzak told the Dziennik Zachodni newspaper.

via Mail Online
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