The Transylvanian version of “Romeo and Juliet”


Photo: Institutul de Arheologie/

Romanian archeologists say they have found two skeletons burried together and clasping their hands, in a position that determines the researchers to name them “Romeo and Juliet”. The discovery, from  the medieval ages, was made on the site of former Dominican monastery in the Romanian city of Cluj (in Transylvania).

According to archeologists, the man and the woman died, both, at 30 and they were burried together. Adrian Rusu, researcher in Cluj, said that the man died accidentally and he was followed by the woman, who suffered a heart attach when found out the news about the man. “We haven’t found yet another explanation”, Rusu added.


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