Oh, this is adorable

Via medievalists.net

A pair of skeletons still holding hands was found recently in Italy. The man and woman were buried at the same time between the 5th and 6th century.
The skeletal remains of a Roman-era couple reveal the pair has been holding hands for 1,500 years.
Italian archaeologists say the man and woman were buried at the same time between the 5th and 6th century A.D. in central-northern Italy. Wearing a bronze ring, the woman is positioned so she appears to be gazing at her male partner.

Pictures of the said adorable skeletons, and more info, at the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell’Emilia-Romagna.

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3 Responses to “Oh, this is adorable”

  1. historienerrant Says:

    You’re right, this *is* adorable. For a moment there I really hated modern archaeology, though, for disturbing the couple’s rest *now*, after so many years. But from the site you linked to I understand that the skeletons were uncovered during a rescue excavation on a construction site, so I guess it’s a good thing after all that the archaeologists got to them before the diggers did…


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