Monday, February 2, 2009
Oldest Known Vampire Grave Discovered!
Archaeologists excavating an ancient burial ground in the Czech Republic recently unearthed the remains of one of the world's first "vampires." The 4,000-year-old grave was found set apart from neighboring burials, and the gentleman inside was weighed down with stones that had been placed on his head and chest.
The experts believe these measures were taken to prevent his corpse from rising and walking the earth. Similar graves have been discovered throughout Ireland and Scotland, where ancient Celts also feared the bloodsucking hordes.
Read more here.
4,000-year-old vampire graves are creepy, sure. But even creepier were the models at the latest fashion show from British designer Alexander McQueen. (My favorite below.) Seems the "undead" look is quite trendy these days!