'Vampire' skeleton with nine spears in its body found in East Yorkshire grave

Started by gash, January 08, 2019, 10:00:10 pm

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The digging up of a suspected "vampire" skeleton has taken place in East Yorkshire after a "completely unprecedented" discovery by archaeologists.

The third chariot burial ever found in Britain has been uncovered in the county and will be the focus of an episode of BBC Four's Digging for Britain.

In the episode, a team of archaeologists will find an elderly man, believed to be in his sixties or seventies, buried in a chariot alongside two ponies.

The spectacular grave, which was recovered near Pocklington, is the first chariot burial with animal skeletons to be discovered in the UK and narrator Alice Roberts describes the find as "something completely unprecedented."

As part of the dig, archaeologists also found a pair of 3rd century BC Iron Age graves which they believe may have been the result of strange vampire-slaying rituals.

According to the Independent, the bodies are believed to be have been individuals of high status and had some bizarre rituals performed on them.

The first grave contained a male warrior, believed to be aged between 17 and 25, and he may have been killed two or three times.

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