Italian Dig

Feb. 7th, 2007 09:41 am
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Has anyone else seen the photos from the archaeological dig in northern Italy? I finally got to see some of the pictures on Yahoo News, and I thought I'd share. The story is that they found two human skeletons dating back to the Neolithic Period (3000-4000 BCE). As rare as it is to find two skeletons together, these two are relatively young and appear to be holding one another in an embrace. Some might call me morbid, but I love the fact that these two people have been curled up, looking at one another for the past 6000 years or so.

Date: 2007-02-07 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ex-glittert.livejournal.com
This is amazing. I'm wondering what caused them to die together - was it a romantic story or was it simply two people thrown into a hole and buried there?

*ponders*

Date: 2007-02-07 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onib.livejournal.com
I know by the Neolithic Period there were examples of people not only being buried, but having things placed in the grave with the bodies. So, it doesn't seem like a stretch to me to imagine that if two people who cared for each other died at the same time, they might be buried together in a way that expressed their feelings.

However, there are a lot of other possibilities that spring to mind as well. I'm curious what else they find at the site to fill out the story.

Whatever happens, it seems a shame to me that these two would be separated now. So, whatever they do with the remains, I hope they will at least keep them together.

Date: 2007-02-07 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ex-glittert.livejournal.com
So, whatever they do with the remains, I hope they will at least keep them together.

After 6000 years, they're entitled to it :)

Date: 2007-02-07 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwalkmaur.livejournal.com
It's not morbid....but...there appears to be a few too many leg bones...though that could just be the way they're crossed over each other.



Or...or....perhaps, ala "What Dreams May Come" it's actually the reincarnation of you and Amy! You two are destined for each other, no matter what!

Date: 2007-02-07 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floatyfish.livejournal.com
Love of mine some day you will die
But I'll be close behind
I'll follow you into the dark

No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

In Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles brusied by a lady in black
And I held my toungue as she told me
"Son fear is the heart of love"
So I never went back

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
And the soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is now
It's nothing to cry about
Cause we'll hold each other soon
The blackest of rooms

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
Then I'll follow you into the dark

Date: 2007-02-07 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onib.livejournal.com
Perfectly placed lyrics.

:)

Date: 2007-04-25 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neopolaris.livejournal.com
Looks like most sizes are currently out of stock, but I ran across this today and thought you might be interested: http://enclothe.com/osCommerce/catalog/eternal-embrace-p-69.html

Date: 2007-04-26 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onib.livejournal.com
Those shirts are really awesome. I'm gonna have to look into picking one up. Thanks for the link!

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