Theses skeletons were found in a bin with no objects. The only feature is a stone slab under the head of the skeleton on the left hand side. The archeologist who studied the skeletons say they were there since 2800 years ago. The University of Pennsylvania has determined that the couple died together in about 800 B.C. The skeletons do appear like they are kissing each other before they died – as if to signify that love is eternal.
Amazing 6000 years old kiss, Hasanlu, Iran
Love is stronger than time
‘The Lovers’ from 1972 season at Hasanlu
Hoax or Fact?
Although the picture is genuine and such a discovery was in fact made in Hasanlu, the skeletons are not 6000 years old.
This is from an archaeological site called Hasanlu, level IVB, which was burned after a military attack. People from both fighting sides were killed in the fire, which apparently spread quite unexpectedly and quickly through the town. These skeletons were found in a plaster grain bin, probably hiding from soldiers, they almost certainly asphyxiated quickly because of the fire. They are male and female, which could indicate a family connection or lovers. The “head wound” is actually from modern-day excavators. The skeleton couple was unearthed in 1972.
A list of important events in the website of the University of Pennsylvania mentions that the University Museum has exhibited these ‘Hasanlu Lovers’ skeletons in 1974.
The University Museum exhibits the “Hasanlu Lovers,” a pair of entwined skeletons who died together in about 8oo B.C.
This makes it clear that the pair of entwined skeletons were discovered in 1972 in Hasanlu, and ‘The Lovers’ as they are termed were estimated to have died together around 800 B.C, i.e. about 2813 years ago, not 6000 years as mentioned in the message. Of course, the skeletons do appear like they are kissing each other before they died – as if to signify that love is eternal.
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