Around last Valentine’s Day, archaeologists in Italy began digging up the remains of a young couple who were buried in a tender embrace about 5,000 years ago. The find is located a few miles from Verona, where Shakespeare set the story of Romeo and Juliet. The researchers do not yet know what killed the couple, but judging from the manner of their burial (see picture in the story), there was clearly something special about their relationship.
There is a much better photo here.
Wags on the internet have had some fun with this discovery:
This would be a really romantic way to propose marriage: “Darling, would you like to spend together forever, just like these neolithic skeletons?”