They were discovered, 6,000 years after they slept forever. They were entwined as they were back then, their position intimate and untouched by time or nature.

Even as skeletons, they remind us of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, in the tragedy of a doomed end. But they have their own identity now.
They’re known as the ‘Lovers of Valdaro’, named after a little village near Mantua, in northern Italy, where they were found.
According to archeologists, they belong to the Neolithic period (5000-4000 B.C.).They might have been buried this way or died like that, holding onto each other. The reason of their demise remains a secret.
After several tests and examinations, it was revealed that the man and woman were as young as 18-20 years old, and approximately 5’2 in height.

They didn’t separate the two though; no one could dream of destroying their eternal embrace. The patch of earth on which they rested was taken out ever so carefully, before being sent off to a laboratory for further investigation.

As they say, true love never dies.

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