The 5,800-Year-Old Remains of a Man and Woman Buried in an Embrace Have Been Uncovered in a Greek Cave

Double Burial Couple in Greece

In 2014 the 5,800-year-old remains of a male and a female skeleton were discovered, locked in an embrace, in a cave in Southern Greece. The pair were uncovered in the Alepotrypa Cave, which served as a settlement between 6000 and 3200 B.C., when the cave collapsed. According to the Greek Ministry of Culture, the skeletons–dating from 3800 B.C.–may be the oldest double burial found to-date. The discovery was made during the Diros Project, an archeological endeavor by the Greek Ministry of Culture, The Field Museum, and Millsaps College.

photo via Greek Ministry of Culture

via Mail Online