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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">In a Valentine’s Day gift to the country, scientists said they are determined to remove and preserve together the remains of a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, their arms still wrapped around each other in an enduring embrace.<br><br>
Instead of removing the bones one-by-one for reassembly later, archaeologists plan to scoop up the entire section of earth where the couple was buried, they told Reuters.<br><br>
The plot will then be transported for study before being put on display in an Italian museum, thereby preserving the world’s longest known hug for posterity.</td>
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Good for them. I'm glad. May they rest in peace. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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Thousands of years from now they will do the same thing with a couple frat-guys that died of alcohol poisoning, but not before their buddies put them in a "loving embrace"...
 

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I love this story (the *real* couple, not SirPentor's... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )<br><br>
When I first saw the photo, I was really moved by that and my first thought was that it would be a shame to separate them. I'm glad they're leaving them "as is".<br><br>
(although, admittedly, SirPentor may be correct in supposing other explanations for the "embrace" -- I will enjoy imagining a more romantic explanation)
 

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That's sweet
 

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Is there some reason they need to be moved?
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Musical: Reefer Madness<br>
Song: Romeo & Juliet<br><br><br>
Jimmy:<br>
I need words to tell you 'bout my pounding heart<br>
Four dollar words thaht make a guy sound smart<br>
Oh, I guess that's why they invented Shakespeare!<br>
His articulations of a lover's palpitations are so keen!<br><br>
My bounty is as boundless as the sea!<br>
My love as deep the more I give to thee!<br><br>
Mary:<br>
Oh, you sound so dreamy when you talk like Shakespeare!<br><br>
Both:<br>
A big vocabulary should be customary when you fall in love!<br><br>
Jimmy:<br>
La la la la la la, you're a snowy dove!<br><br>
Mary:<br>
La la la, prodigious birth of love!<br><br>
Both:<br>
La la la la la, hip hooray for Shakespeare!<br>
Sure as I am breathing, you sure make Elizabethan language fun!<br>
We are just like Romeo and Juliet<br>
We're happy, young and bubbling with love!<br><br>
Jimmy:<br>
I can't wait to read the ending!<br><br>
Mary:<br>
I can't either! But I'm sure it turns out real swell<br>
I bet Romeo marries his Juliet<br><br>
Jimmy:<br>
They have a baby<br><br>
Mary:<br>
And make lots of friends!<br><br>
Both:<br>
That's prob'ly the way the play ends!<br><br>
Mary:<br>
You doth teach the torches how to burn real bright<br><br>
Jimmy:<br>
Hanging like a jewel upon the cheek of night!<br><br>
Both:<br>
Hark! What light through yonder window breaks here<br>
We'll be future spouses<br>
Put a plague on both our houses if we're wrong!<br>
Shakespeare!</span></td>
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Is there some reason they need to be moved?</div>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Their removal will be a relief for archaeologists who had to hire extra security to guard the rural site outside the northern city of Mantova after the discovery made world headlines.</td>
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It looks like they either get removed and sent to a museum, or chunks of their bones wind up being sold on ebay as aphrodisiacs.
 

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I think they are brother and sister...no reason just a gut feeling...I'm glad they are preseving their pose since their family(s) must have really wanted them that way...I wish that they could just leave them be though...
 
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