The remains of a witch from the middle-ages has been unearthed at a dig in Italy's Tuscany region.
The gruesome discovery was made at a place believed to have been a witches graveyard some 800 years ago, with the unfortunate victim being found with seven nails driven through her jaw and another 13 throughout her skeleton. "She was buried in bare earth, not in a coffin and she had no shroud around her either," said archaeologist Alfonso Forgione. "Intriguingly other nails were hammered around her to pin down her clothes."
"The grim discovery was made during a dig on what is thought to be a 'witches graveyard' after another woman's skeleton was found surrounded by 17 dice - a game which women were forbidden from playing 800 years ago."
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Source: Daily Mail
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