Bulgaria Skeletons treated for vampirism found

first_img How men can have a healthy 2019 New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories center_img SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – Bulgarian archaeologists say they have unearthed centuries-old skeletons pinned down through their chests with iron rods _ a practice believed to stop the dead from becoming vampiresAccording to Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of the National History Museum in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, two skeletons from the Middle Ages were found in such a state last weekend near the Black Sea town of Sozopol. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Comments   Share   Check your body, save your life He said Tuesday that corpses were regularly treated in such a way before being buried in some parts of Bulgaria, even until the beginning of the last century.Widespread superstition led to iron rods being hammered through the chest bones and hearts of those who did evil during their lifetimes for fear they would return after death to feast on the blood of the living.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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