Romans buried a dead child with a brick in its mouth to prevent its return

NewsThe body of a 10-year-old child, who may have been ill with malaria, was discovered with a stone in his or her mouth—indicating a symbolic burial to keep the corpse from rising from the dead.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Archaeology

'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave

The discovery of a 10-year-old's body at an ancient Roman site in Italy suggests measures were taken to prevent the child, possibly infected with malaria, from rising from the dead and spreading ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Phys.org

'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave, Fri 12 Oct 18 from ScienceDaily

'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave, Fri 12 Oct 18 from Eurekalert

Archaeologists discover remains of 'vampire' child buried in Italian cemetery 1,600 years ago

The ancient funeral practice took place when people feared the person would rise from the dead and infect people, experts revealed.

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

Child 'Vampire' Was Buried 1,550 Years Ago in Italy

A 1,550-year-old "vampire burial" of a child with a rock stuffed into his or her mouth has been discovered in an ancient cemetery in Lugnano, Italy.

Sun 14 Oct 18 from Livescience

Fifth-century child’s skeleton shows evidence of “vampire burial”

The "Vampire of Lugnano" had a rock in its mouth to keep it from rising from grave.

Sat 13 Oct 18 from Ars Technica

Archaeologists discover Roman-age burial site of “vampire-child”

Strap your seatbelts, it's creepy time.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from ZME Science

‘Vampire of Lugnano’ Unearthed in Roman Baby Cemetery

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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