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Wed Aug 25, 2021, 03:51 PM

Skeleton couple from 1,500 years ago discovered in 'eternal love' embrace together

True love has seemingly been found – in the form of an embrace 15 centuries ago.

Archaeologists in northern China discovered two ancient skeletons holding each other with their arms wrapped around the other's waist and the woman pressed up against the man's shoulders. According to the South China Morning Post, the remains likely belonged to a man and woman from the Northern Wei period – 1,500 years ago, when Buddhism was heightening.

“The message was clear – husband and wife lay together, embracing each other for eternal love during the afterlife,” the authors in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology wrote.

"Burials of love and burials with love must be abundant. However, evidence of direct materialization of love in burials (such as Taj Mahal) has been rare, and rarer in skeletal forms."


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Wed Aug 25, 2021, 04:49 PM

1. Amazing.

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