LOVE AT LAST SIGHT?
Just in time for Valentine's Day!
Readers/bloggers Pete and Lynda of Springfield, who are getting married in June, were all agog over these "embraceable you" skeletons and e-mailed me right away to tell me so.
The 5,000- to 6,000-year-old skeletons (give or take a 1,000 years) were discovered during construction work for a factory 25 miles south of Verona, Italy, the city in which Shakespeare set "Romeo and Juliet."
The prehistoric couple, believed to be fairly young because they still had all their teeth, have archaeologists blubbering about strength of love and the deep sentiment of the rare find as compared to the scientific value.
I can't wait to find out if they are of the opposite sex or just a couple of female virgins sacrificed to their village's rain god.