This Italian Child Was Given A “Vampire Burial” 1,500 Years Ago To Protect The Living

A 5th-century Italian child who likely perished from malaria was buried with a rock in his or her mouth to prevent evil activity from beyond the grave, according to University of Arizona archaeologists. The partial skeleton was unearthed in La Necropoli dei Bambini, or the Cemetery of the Babies, a…

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