These are the 800 year old remains of what archaeologists believe was a witch from the Middle Ages after seven nails were found driven through her jaw bone.
The grim discovery was made during a dig on what is thought to be a 'witches graveyard' after another woman's skeleton was found surrounded by 17 dice - a game which women were forbidden from playing 800 years ago.
Experts say they believe the women are aged around 25 - 30 years old and were found buried in a simple shallow grave in the ground with no coffin or shroud. Read more
Thursday, September 29, 2011
800-Year-Old Remains of Witch Discovered in Italian Graveyard
The 800-year-old remains of a witch with seven nails driven through her jaw were discovered in Italian graveyard.