Feb 13, 2007

Yeah, whatever. Love, schmuv.

Sappy-head couples are probably cooing in delight over this latest news:
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 the star-crossed tale of "Romeo and Juliet."

Buried between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, the prehistoric pair are believed to have been a man and a woman and are thought to have died young, as their teeth were found intact, said Elena Menotti, the archaeologist who led the dig.

"As far as we know, it's unique," Menotti told The Associated Press by telephone from Milan. "Double burials from the Neolithic are unheard of, and these are even hugging."

I'm not bitter. Happy Valentine's Day or whatever. Tomorrow, I mean.

(Photo credit: AP/Archaeological Society SAP)


Tom Hilton said...

Driftglass has a hilarious caption for that.

mrgumby2u said...

As does Mike Luckovich.