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Lovers of Valdaro

The "Lovers of Valdaro". This burial of a young man and woman, lying face to face, with their arms and legs entwined in an apparent eternal embrace was discovered by archaeologists near Mantua in Italy. The burial, which dates from the Neolithic period, was excavated as a single block so the two ‘lovers’ would not have to be separated. Thanks to Massimiliano for the notification. - from Irisharchaeology.ie
The “Lovers of Valdaro”. This burial of a young man and woman, lying face to face, with their arms and legs entwined in an apparent eternal embrace was discovered by archaeologists near Mantua in Italy. The burial, which dates from the Neolithic period, was excavated as a single block so the two ‘lovers’ would not have to be separated. Thanks to Massimiliano for the notification. – from Irisharchaeology.ie

As in life, in death, they lie, embraced
In the Eternal Cloak of the cold cold ground
The warm bonds of an endless love
Between two lovers, shown when they were found
All away swept quickly all the years
That have passed since they lived back then
We are not that different, though we think we are
We are all but human, we are all men
We know not if there is life beyond death
Though our religions tell us so
But these lovers, embraced beneath the clay
Say there’s love beyond death, now we know!

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