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It could be humanity's oldest story of doomed love. Archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Neolithic period locked in a tender embrace and buried outside Mantua, just 25 miles south of Verona, the romantic city where Shakespeare set...
This is just the cutest!
I'm going to categorize this scoop under Women in Ancient History because, it is lovey-dovey. This scoop is about a grave site uncovered outside Mantua. The two people buried are locked in a hugging embrace and are given the nickname of "Romeo and Juliet" just because the ancient story which takes place in Verona, Italy is just 25 miles from where this site was uncovered.
The article says that they are still wondering how they died. But even though we know how Romeo and Juliet die, this seems like an ancient predecessor for Shakespeare's classic.
If you fancied being the Duckman (Jon Cryer) laying a kiss on Iona (Annie Potts) in Pretty In Pink (giving her “flaming thighs”)… Or if just have a major crush...
Double Rockin’ and Romancin’ Bill, Altoona newspaper, February 13, 1957.