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The Middle Ages
Monday 9 March 2009 @ 10:29 pm

Medieval News: ‘Vampire’ Skeleton found in Venice

Matteo Borrini of Florence University said he and his team discovered the skeleton of a woman dating to the Middle Ages whose skull had been impaled through the mouth with a brick – a traditional method of ensuring undead bloodsuckers could no longer feed.

The woman’s skeleton was found in mass grave of victims of the Venetian plague of 1576 – in which the artist Titian also died – on the small island of Lazzaretto Nuovo.

So let’s get one thing straight: if she was a medieval vampire, then Titian was a medieval painter. Harrumph.

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