'Vampire' Skeleton Unearthed in Venice

A skeleton exhumed from a grave in Venice is being claimed as the first known example of the "vampires" widely referred to in contemporary documents. Matteo Borrini of the University of Florence in Italy found the skeleton of a woman with a small brick in her mouth while excavating mass graves of plague victims from the Middle Ages on Lazzaretto Nuovo Island in Venice. At the time the woman died, many people believed that the plague was spread by "vampires" which, rather than drinking people's...Full Story
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