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Skeletons of couple holding hands found in Italy

The 1,500-year-old remains of a couple found holding hands has been unearthed in Modena, Italy.

Italian archaeologists say the man and woman were buried at the same time between the 5th and 6th century A.D. in central-northern Italy. Wearing a bronze ring, the woman is positioned so she appears to be gazing at her male partner.

“We believe that they were originally buried with their faces staring into each other. The position of the man’s vertebrae suggests that his head rolled after death,” Donato Labate, the director of the excavation at the archaeological superintendency of Emilia-Romagna, told Discovery News.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell’Emilia-Romagna

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