Stone Age Skeleton Couple Discovered Embracing Each Other in Cave

Love endures, even through thousands of years.

During the ongoing excavations of Alepotrypa Cave in Greece, a pair of skeletons have been found embracing each other.

“They’re totally spooning,” said Bill Parkinson, associate curator of Eurasian anthropology at Chicago’s Field Museum. “The boy is the big spoon, and the girl is the little spoon: Their arms are draped over each other, their legs are intertwined. It’s unmistakable.”

The cave is allegedly the site of ancient funeral rites, and said to be one of the biggest Neolithic burial site in all of Europe.

The well-preserved remains of this skeleton couple are roughly 5,800 years old. However, the cause of death is still a total mystery.

Image: GREEK MINSTRY OF CULTURE, EDUCATION AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS
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