Wednesday, February 07, 2007
[Actual unretouched photo of the last time I had sex, or incredibly touching archaeological find? You decide.]
Actually, no you don't. It's the latter. The giveaway is, the last time I had sex dust hadn't been invented yet.
From Yahoo, whose coverage of archaeology and anthropology I find to be very in-depth, comes this kick in the 'nads:
"Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, hugging each other. "It's an extraordinary case," said Elena Menotti, who led the team on their dig near the northern city of Mantova. "There has not been a double burial found in the Neolithic period, much less two people hugging -- and they really are hugging."
"Menotti said she believed the two, almost certainly a man and a woman although that needs to be confirmed, died young because their teeth were mostly intact and not worn down. "I must say that when we discovered it, we all became very excited. I've been doing this job for 25 years. I've done digs at Pompeii, all the famous sites," she told Reuters. "But I've never been so moved because this is the discovery of something special."
"A laboratory will now try to determine the couple's age at the time of death and how long they had been buried."
Unsurprisingly, neither of them could be reached for comment.
(It's official: dead people are now getting more play than me.)
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Posted by michael sean morris at 06:11