5,000 Year Hug

Amy Cunningham

Can a hug be more romantic than a kiss? While a kiss can be passionate, an intimate, loving hug gives you a sense of closeness that no other touch can bring. This intimate embraces represent enduring romance.

Today, in Rome, this proved true as archaeologists uncovered the remains of two skeletons, a young male and female, embraced in a hug. This couple, buried some 5,000-6,000 years ago, is especially unique as it's supposedly unheard of for people to be buried together during the Neolithic period. According to the Associated Press, these young lovers were probably buried at the same time, which indicates a possible sudden and tragic death.

Does this prehistoric Romeo and Juliet prove that true love never really dies?