Not only that, but they were probably buried looking into each others’ eyes. The couple were from the town of Mutina, now known as Modena, and were buried around the year 500 AD.
The bodies were found positioned next to each other with the male on the left and the female on the right. They are holding hand and the female’s skull faces towards where the male’s would be, however his skull is badly damaged.
Not much is known about the couple, except that they were married and, due to where and how the bodies were buried, were probably not very wealthy. The remains will go on display in a local museum later this year.
The eternal lovebirds weren’t the only ones found at the site. 3 mutilated skeletons were also excavated. One was a teen.
Some of the archaeologists say they were slaves executed by their master, however others believe they were murder victims due to the slash wounds they were found to have.