Monday, February 02, 2009

Oldest Known Vampire Grave Discovered!





Archaeologists excavating an ancient burial ground in the Czech Republic recently unearthed the remains of one of the world's first "vampires." The 4,000-year-old grave was found set apart from neighboring burials, and the gentleman inside was weighed down with stones that had been placed on his head and chest.

The experts believe these measures were taken to prevent his corpse from rising and walking the earth. Similar graves have been discovered throughout Ireland and Scotland, where ancient Celts also feared the bloodsucking hordes.

Read more here.

4,000-year-old vampire graves are creepy, sure. But even creepier were the models at the latest fashion show from British designer Alexander McQueen. (My favorite below.) Seems the "undead" look is quite trendy these days!


20 Comments:

Anonymous FantasyFan14 said...

OME!!! i luv vampires, like most goths, but that is sooo kewl! and creepy!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Dahlia said...

Cool. I've been really into vampires recently, among other supernatural things. I've almost finished Darkside by Tom Becker, and I got Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer yesterday and I'm already about halfway through. Both are very good books, I highly recommend them. :)

6:47 PM  
Blogger Dame Orchid said...

The model looks like some of the movie characters that Johnny Depp has played as.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loved the twilight books. love vamps. hehe.
Bao-yu

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha! Thats true about the model thing. That is waaaayyyy... more creepy than 4,000 yr old vampires. Vampires are getting a little...to famous. What next? Im not sure I want to get that Answer!
-Syd :))))

9:41 PM  
Anonymous eternal espionage said...

It's Twilight... I'm telling you! Everyone's going mad!

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*The Cat in the Closet*
I'm studying the Ancient Celts for a school project, maybe I could do a section of my report on vampires?
As for the model, she looks like a cross between Sherlock Holmes and a vampire. I agree with Syd. What caused the vampire craze, anyway?

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Wow. Talk about REALLY REALLY WORRIED.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Archaeology is so, so, so, so, so cool

6:40 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Meh... A picture of the vampire would be nice XD But that's soo cool~

I agree with you Eternal Espionage!! The Twilight craze really drove people mad!! OoO

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Black Survivor said...

Hey!I'm from Czech Republic!Maybe I'll meet a vampire next time I go there!

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow... that is ... AMAZING!!!

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Since I found this website, I have proof for my writing project! its called "More girls are goth, emo, dangerous, tombot, etc than boys!" cool!

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what the amazing horror novelist Stephen King said? “Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn.”
I agree.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool

8:51 AM  
Blogger lone_birdgirl said...

Edward Gorey.Very cool.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Roses said...

I am blaming Twilight for the vampire obsessed morons in the world. Not like vamps aren't cool - they totally are - but stuff about them is EVERYWHERE.

Now as for the vampire GRAVES... That is phenomenally cool.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous liltomboyblue said...

The Cat in the Closet: I'm pretty sure that's a guy...

I have ALWAYS been obsessed with vampires, before Twilight came out. I think the books are ok, but can't hold a candle to the Kiki Strike series! ;) I still don't think we should just... insult it. Even though it has reached cult level. And some huge fans are kinda annoying....

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Trisha said...

This historical stuff is interesting. At least the folks back then had reason to believe considering they had little scientific explanation or education to dissuade these beliefs. For the hard core believer you could always try this:

http://geddongear.com/Geddon_Stake_Knife_Set.aspx

LOL!

5:59 PM  

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