Archaeologists excavating a monastery in Romania have unearthed several skeletons from the Middle Ages, including those of a young ‘Romeo and Juliet’ buried holding hands
Lead researcher Adrian Rusu from the Cluj-Napoca Institute of Archaeology explained that several skeletons, dating back to around 1450-1550, were discovered within the inner courtyard of the 14th century Dominican monastery in Cluj-Napoca. He said:
“Among them were the skeletons of a young couple, aged around 30 years-old. The man and the woman were buried facing each other and holding hands. It’s a peculiar case, a kind of Romeo and Juliet. We discovered that the man died in an accident – his sternum was broken by a blunt object – and the woman buried with him maybe died of a broken heart. We have no other explanation.”
Rusu also said that the team also discovered the partial skeleton of a child, and the lower leg bones belonging to a fourth skeleton.
Source: Romania Insider