‘Vampire’ grave unearthed in Poland

Earlier this month, Polish archaeologists unearthed the remains of seven skeletons near the town of Gliwice in Poland.  The heads of these individuals were either removed during execution or during a bizarre burial ritual.  At the time of burial, each head was placed between the legs of the deceased.   You see pics of the graves  here.

The team of archaeologists and historians working on this site are unsure how and when these individuals died.  Dr. Jacek Pierzak, an archaeologist working on the graves, said the skeletons were found with no personal items or grave goods that could help estimate their age.

UPDATE 07/30/13:  Archaeologists now believe that the graves date to between the 15th and 16th centuries, so far 43 graves have been discovered.

Read more at:

Live Science

The Independent

 



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