The Secrecy of Ancient Handholding Skeletons are now revealed In 2009, Archaeologists’ discovery of two ancient skeletons from between the fourth and sixth centuries A.D. holding hands in a grave in Modena, Italy, drew attention of many throughout the world.
Called as “Lovers of Modena”, skeletons previously was thought to belong to heterosexual lovers. Since then, the image has started to symbolize undying love. However, very recently, scientists of the University of Bologna announced the “Lovers of Modena” were in fact both biologically male, after they had examined tooth enamel by applying new technological methods.
They revealed that a specific peptide found only in males was present in all 16 teeth extracted from both skeletons.