Vampire Grave Unearthed In Bulgaria
Archeologists have found a vampire burial site in Bulgaria.
The vampire grave in question contains a skeleton with a stake driven through his chests, where his heart would have been. And the intriguing discovery was made by no other than Bulgaria’s very own Indiana Jones, Professor Nikolai Ovcharov, an archeologist who has dedicated his life and career to unearthing mysteries of old civilizations and cultures.
Ovcharov made the discovery while excavating the ruins of Perperikon, an ancient Thracian city located in southern Bulgaria, close to the border with Greece. The city was discovered only 20 years ago and is believed to be the site of the Temple of Dionysius – the Greek God of wine and fertility. And now it has been found that the city is also the burial place of a number of vampire graves.
On Thursday Professor Ovcharov announced that he had uncovered a wonderfully-preserved Medieval ‘vampire’ skeleton.
“We have no doubts that once again we’re seeing an anti-vampire ritual being carried out.”
He explained that the iron rod was driven through the corpse to stop an evil person from rising from the grave and terrorizing the living.
“Often they were applied to people who had died in unusual circumstances – such as suicide.”
He added that he thought the grave dated back to the first half of the 13th Century and stressed that this is the third such discovery in Bulgaria, following the excavations in 2012 and 2013 in the Bulgarian seaside town of Sozopol, 200 miles to the east of Perperikon, which were nicknamed “the twin vampires of Sozopol”.