Bulgarian 'Vampire' Skeleton Finds New Home in History Museum

Society » ARCHAEOLOGY | June 11, 2012, Monday // 12:09
Bulgaria: Bulgarian 'Vampire' Skeleton Finds New Home in History Museum The skeleton disovered was of a man with an iron stick in his chest. Photo by BGNES

The medieval skeleton treated against vampirism that was recently discovered in Bulgaria's Black Sea town of Sozopol has been transferred in the Sofia-based National History Museum.

The news about the transfer "has brought much relief to the elderly women of Sozopol," National History Museum head Bozhidar Dimitrov has jokingly commented.

Dimitrov has revealed that the skeleton will be examined anthropology professor Yordan Yordanov before being placed in a special showcase.

The museum's visitors will be most probably able to see the discovery starting next weekend.

The skeleton was the one of a man with an iron stick in his chest. He was buried over 700 years ago and was stabbed multiple times in the chest and the stomach, as his contemporaries feared that he would rise from the dead as a vampire, Dimitrov, told local media.

BBC and Russia's RTV have already expressed their interest in filming documentaries on Bulgaria's "vampire" skeletons, according to local media.

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