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.