'Lovers of Valdaro'
Archaeologists in Italy discovered a couple buried 5,000 years ago, locked in an eternal embrace.
Although it is not the only Neolithic burial to contain more than one person, double burials are rare, and the pose and the positioning of this couple are unique. After an initial examination of the bones, experts determined that the man and woman were no more than 20 years old, and both around 5 feet, 2 inches tall.
As for the “lovers” themselves, archaeologists may not be able to determine their exact relationship or cause of death, but their discovery is one of the most remarkable finds in Neolithic archaeology.
Science aside, for some they will remain forever embracing, a symbol of eternal love that echoes a certain doomed Shakespearean couple…