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Vampire skeleton at the Museum in Kamień Pomorski (Poland)

The skeleton of a man who, according to the researchers, was considered to be a vampire is exposed in Museum in Kamień Pomorski (Poland). Brick in his mouth and damage to bones indicate that it was arousing fear among the inhabitants of the city.

“The skeleton Presented has pierced his left femur and a fragment of brick between the jaw and teeth-free jaw,” Director of the Earth Museum. In his view, the man who was treated in this way was considered to be a vampire.

“The way vampire was killed was made in the way not allowing to leave the grave,”

According to Prof. Charles Piasecki from the Institute of Ethnology and cultural anthropology from Szczecin University, who has studied the remains, was a man with dark hair, low stature, who died at the age of 45-55 years, according to him, four times the fracture of the femur is not accidental and caused by the blow of a hammer or heavy nail. There is damage after unfolding the body in modern times, when the cemetery was used-added.

Unusual grave is dated between 16th and 17th century.

Kurka, Prof. Piasecki, puts the hypothesis that “antywampiryczne treatments can follow the gravediggers, who were preparing a new burial. Those remains were able to call them some anxiety “. Does not rule out that the man in life, enjoyed the notorious due to the deformity of the skull, which focuses on its exterior.

As pointed out, this is the only such occurrence in the Pomeranian District.

The skeleton was discovered in may 2014, by archaeologist Sławomir Górka during research in a former Dominican monastery existing from the 13th to the 16th century in stone. It also discovered relics of the monastery buildings, the Church of St. Thanks, and traces of Slavic settlements of the XI-XII.

On display next to the vampire presented such monuments are also from the area of the stone of the Pomeranian wooden and marble slabs, cast iron crosses and parts of the 19th and 20th centuries with German cemeteries.