Archaeologists found skeletal remains of the roman couple holding hands,this 1,500-year-old male and female skeletons are surely a sign of eternal love in roman if ever there was one.
The lovers were probably even ‘looking into each other’s eyes’ when they were buried in the 5th century, during the final days of the Roman Empire.
The extraordinary discovery was made by archaeologists excavating an Ancient Roman palace in the Italian town of Mutina, known today as Modena.
Anthropologist Vania Milani said: ‘It was a very touching and beautiful sight to see.
‘The woman’s head is turned towards the man and they were holding each other’s hands.
‘I suspect the head of the man was also turned towards the woman at the time of burial and that it was probably resting on a cushion which then decomposed over time and caused it to roll away.
‘They would have been looking into each other’s eyes at the time of burial in a sign of eternal love.’
Although not much is known about the couple, a picture is emerging.
A bronze ring found among the woman’s bones, for example, suggests they were married.
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