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Arts&Culture THURSDAY, 7 June 2012

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Vampire Graves Unearthed in Bulgaria



Tourists crowded the southern coastal town of Nessebar, most of them asking for the vampire tombs in Sozopol
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Archaeologists have unearthed skeletons pinned down through their chests with iron rods – a practice to stop the dead from turning into vampires. Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of the National History Museum in Sofia, said two skeletons from the Middle Ages were found in such a state last weekend near the Black Sea town of Sozopol. He said that in some parts of Bulgaria corpses regularly had iron rods hammered through their hearts before being buried, even until the beginning of the last century. The fear was that those who did evil in their lifetimes would return after death to feast on the blood of the living.
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