Oldest kiss of all time

This is known as the 6000 year old kiss, it is found in a tomb in Iran

Photo is from a site called Hasanlu, which was burned in a military attack (people from both sides were killed in the fire, which apparently spread quite unexpectedly and quickly through the town). These skeletons were found in a plaster grain bin, probably hiding from soldiers, they almost certainly asphyxiated quickly because of the fire. They are both male, which could indicate a homosexual relationship or a family connection. The “head wound” is actually from modern-day excavators.

Two skeletons buried in ground, appearing to kiss each other, claiming that it is a 6000 years old kiss of two lovers found in Hasanlu, an archaeological excavation site in Iran. Although the picture is genuine and such a discovery was in fact made in Hasanlu, the skeletons are not 6000 years old. Teppe Hasanlu, located in northwest Iran is a famous archaeological site of an ancient city and was excavated in 10 seasons between 1956 and 1974 by a team from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania and the Metropolitan Museum of New York.

The pair of entwined skeletons were discovered in 1972 and ‘The Lovers’ as they are termed were estimated to have died together around 800 B.C, i.e. about 2813 years ago, not 6000 years as mentioned in the message. Of course, the skeletons do appear like they are kissing each other before they died – as if to signify that love is eternal.

One of the two Riace Bronzes discovered by an scuba diver is brought out of the Ionian sea

One of the two Riace Bronzes discovered by an amateur scuba diver is brought out of the Ionian sea. Calabria, Italy. August 1972.

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“Forty years ago, on the morning of August 16 1972, Stefano Mariottini, a chemist from Rome on a scuba-diving holiday, was gliding through the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea a few hundred yards off the coast of Calabria when he was startled to see, thrusting from the sea floor below him, what looked like a human arm. The deep south of Italy is just across the water from Sicily with its Mafia connections, and as signor Mariottini swam closer, he feared at first that he might have come upon the remains of a corpse.” Continue reading “One of the two Riace Bronzes discovered by an scuba diver is brought out of the Ionian sea”