A vampire-skeleton lies in his grave. With the iron bar at the bottom right, the corpse nailed to the coffin
It is a gruesome discovery as a horror story: Archaeologists have discovered in Sozopol Bulgarian graves in which bodies like vampire movies were buried!
A researcher examines one of the skeletons. They should be about 700 years old
The skeletons are pierced in the chest and throat with iron rods.
Creepy: After heathen custom should be dead, which were evil in life, so nailed to her coffin. So they do not rise as in “Dracula” at midnight as vampires from their coffins and spread fear and terror …
A misconception of the Middle Ages? No, says Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of the National Historical Institute: “The findings show a practice until the beginning of the 20th Century in some villages in Bulgaria has been disseminated. “
This fear had a long conversation. Understandable: the saga of vampires to feed on human blood, they suck their victims from the jugular veins! Their supernatural powers make invincible.
The newly discovered tombs but should be 700 years old. In Bulgaria, there were 100 similar findings. The remains are now regarded as another of the many tourist attractions from the long history of Sozopol.
In a church St. John the Baptist kept attributed relics that were discovered two years ago on an island off Sozopol. The rocky peninsula on a romantic town has emerged from a Greek colony.