'Vampire Burial' An Effort to Prevent a Child's Infectious Return From the Grave

By | October 12, 2018

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A rock was inserted into the mouth of a 10-year-old to keep the deceased child from rising from the grave and spreading malaria, researchers believe.

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 …read more

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