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'Lovers of Modena' skeletons were both men

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A skeleton couple who were discovered holding hands in a tomb in Italy were both men, researchers have revealed.   

The sex of the pair, known as the Lovers of Modena, could not be determined when they were unearthed in 2009 because they were so badly preserved.

But using a new technique, researchers were able to test the protein on tooth enamel to reveal the 4-6th Century AD skeletons were male. 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/techandscience/skeletons-dubbed-the-lovers-of-modena-were-both-men-scientists-now-think-couple-intentionally-buried-hand-in-hand-in-ancient-italian-tomb-were-brothers-cousins-or-soldiers-who-died-together-in-battle/ar-AAHcaCP?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/12/lovers-of-modena-skeletons-holding-hands-were-both-men-study

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third_eye

So it's Romeo and Julian and not Juliet... 

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OverSword

So probably not lovers.

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Scientists now think 'couple' intentionally buried hand in hand in ancient Italian tomb were brothers, cousins or soldiers who died together in battle

 

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acute
3 hours ago, third_eye said:

So it's Romeo and Julian and not Juliet... 

Yep!  Broke Bone Mountain.

 

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