“Vampire” Skull Found in Italy

Vampire skull

Among the many medieval plague victims recently unearthed near Venice, Italy, one had never-before-seen evidence of an unusual affliction: being undead.

The partial body and skull of one woman showed her jaw forced open by a brickā€”an exorcism technique used on suspected vampires.

It’s the first time that archaeological remains have been interpreted as belonging to a vampire, team leader Matteo Borrini, a forensic archaeologist at the University of Florence, told National Geographic News.

Source: National Geographic – read the whole story.

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