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Hey, you -- dead people -- get a room! Seriously, though, this is probably the longest PDA on record; the man and woman pictured were buried together some 5,000 years ago near Mantua, Italy, during the Neolithic period, and finally unearthed just last week. The archaeologist in charge of the dig that discovered the long-buried lovers was quoted as saying "I've been doing this job for 25 years. I've done digs at Pompeii, all the famous sites -- but nothing has excited me as much as this."

If this is a shot that begins to tug at your heartstrings (as much as a couple'a stiffs could ever hope to do), consider this: there are two competing thoughts on how the bodies ended up this way. One is the romantic version, of course: the lovebirds who couldn't bear to be apart in life decided to spend eternity together. But according to the Daily Mail, the fella on the right was found with an arrowhead embedded in his spine, and his galpal had one in her side. Things didn't end peacefully; the other theory is that the woman was killed and placed in the grave with the dying/departed man so that her soul might accompany in the afterlife. Either way, they're definitely in a compromising position. (Link via The Cellar.)

February 12, 2007 - 9:06am
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