Thursday, September 15, 2011
GTL Thursday: The 6000 Year Smush
MANTUA - For 6,000 years, two young lovers have been locked in an eternal embrace, hidden from the eyes of the world. This past weekend, the “Lovers of Valdaro” -- named for the little village near Mantua, in Northern Italy, where they were first discovered -- were seen by the public for the first time. The lovers are in fact two human skeletons, dating back to the Neolithic era, which were found in a necropolis in the nearby village of Valdaro in 2007, huddled close together, face to face, their arms and legs entwined. They were displayed this past weekend at the entrance of Mantua Archeological Museum, thanks to the effort of the association, “Lovers of Mantua,” which is seeking a permanent home for the ancient couple.