Ancient Lovers Are Unearthed in Italy
"But it does highlight how the relationship people have with each other and with death has not changed much from the period in which humanity first settled in villages and learned to farm and tame animals."
- Luca Bondioli, anthropologist
Near Mantua, Italy - It could be humanity's oldest story of doomed love. Archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Neolithic period locked in a tender embrace and buried outside Mantua, just 25 miles south of Verona, the romantic city where Shakespeare set the star-crossed tale of 'Romeo and Juliet.'
The find has 'more of an emotional than a scientific value.'