Vampire Skeletons Discovered By Archaelogists In Bulgaria

By on Jun 6, 2012 in Archaelogy, Europe, Science, Weird, World Comments
Bozhidar Dimitrov
Bozhidar Dimitrov
Credit: Tuida News

Two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods were unearthed by archaeologists in Bulgaria, international news sites reported on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

According to reports, the skeletons’ chests were pierced with iron rods to prevent them from becoming vampires. Head of the National History Museum Bozhidar Dimitrov said that the two skeletons were found last weekend near the Black Sea town of Sozopol.

“These two skeletons stabbed with rods illustrate a practice which was common in some Bulgarian villages up until the first decade of the 20th century,” Dimitrov reportedly said.

According to Dimitrov as mentioned in the reports, such practice was common, saying that some 100 similar burials had already been found in Bulgaria.

“I do not know why an ordinary discovery like that became so popular. Perhaps because of the mysteriousness of the word ‘vampire,'” Dimitrov reportedly told the Daily Mail.

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