'Vampire' Funeral Found Near Vratsa
A Medieval funeral of a man was found during an archaeological dig near Bulgaria's northwestern town Vratsa, reports the Bulgarian National Radio.
The man was buried near the Vratsata pass, in a Christian manner, but with a large stone on the left side of his chest, where the heart is, said Nartsis Torbov, one of the archaeologists at the site.
According to his colleague Aleksandra Petrova, the placing of a stone on the chest was a Medieval tradition for protection against turning into a vampire or a zombie.
Torbov supposed that the manner of the funeral suggests the deceased was a bad person and the people were scared of him.
- » Thracian Polearm Among Archaeological Finds in Bulgaria's Perperikon
- » Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover 11th Century Rakia Distillation Vessel
- » Bulgarian Archaeologists 'Looking for Constantine the Great Statue'
- » Tool Workshop Dated 4800 BC Discovered in NE Bulgaria
- » Star of Ancient Sozopol 'Possibly Served as Model for Macedonia's Coat of Arms'
- » Archaelogists Discover Roman Kilns, Water Well in Bulgaria’s Pavlikeni