THE GREATEST LOVE STORY-FROM THE AREA WHERE DÜRER’S FATHER WAS FROM

The Romanian Romeo and Juliet: Mystery of the young couple buried holding hands in courtyard of monastery

  • Double burials were extremely rare in the Middle Ages
  • The male had a broken hip, but the female cause of death is unclear
  • Body of child also found in the grave  – not clear if it was related

Archaeologists excavating the inner courtyard of a former Dominican monastery may have discovered a Romanian Romeo and Juliet after unearthing the bodies of a young couple who were buried holding hands.

Experts from the Cluj-Napoca Institute of Archaeology and History of Art are working on what they believe is the former cemetery of the monastery have already uncovered several bodies

But discovering the couple holding hands was a surprise as double burials were extremely rare in that period.

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