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Witch’s graveyard uncovered

The grave of a woman who died 800 years ago has been found in Italy, her jaw nailed to the ground to prevent her from rising from the dead. Another grave was also uncovered revealing a skeleton surrounded by 17 dice, an unlucky number.

‘She was buried in bare earth, not in a coffin and she had no shroud around her either, intriguingly other nails were hammered around her to pin down her clothes.

‘This indicates to me that it was an attempt to make sure the woman even though she was dead did not rise from the dead and unnerve the locals who were no doubt convinced she was a witch with evil powers.

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Story: Nick Pisa, Daily Mail | Photo: Daily Mail

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