700-Year-Old Skeletons Found Holding Hands Because Love Is Forever (PHOTO)

skeleton armWhen was the last time a photo of skeletons gave you the warm-fuzzies? Never? Ordinarily finding someone's bony remains would give you the chills. But when a team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester dug out a lost chapel in the English countryside, they unearthed a 700-year-old skeleton couple still holding hands, and it's the most adorable thing ever.

You guys.

There's just something so sweet about that. Don't you agree? If you're in love right now, you have to admit: Spending eternity with your fingers entwined with your beloved's sounds terribly romantic. Er ... in a morbid kind of way.


We don't know much else about the skeleton lovers. They were found outside the English village Hallaton. And it does look like they were buried together deliberately, as archaeologists say there was plenty of room for them to be buried separately. Their remains were found with 11 other skeletons at the same site.

I'm dying to -- wait, let me rephrase that. I'm so very eager to learn this couple's story. They must have died around the same time, but why? From what causes? Some especially close couples actually do end up dying within days or even hours of each other, as if there's some mysterious, invisible, and vital connection between them.

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After all, isn't that how you'd want to go, if you're half of a happy couple? Do you ever have those conversations about old age, and who would be more lost if the other died first? I mean, no one likes contemplating death. But it comes up, sometimes.

Given the choice, I think most couples would choose to die at the same time, together.

I don't know if that's what happened here, but I hope so. And that makes this couple the most romantic skeletons you'll see this Halloween.

Do you ever talk about old age and death with your significant other?


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