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YOU ARE MORE OF A BONEHEAD THAN THEY ARE.
How would you feel if it was a picture of hte remains of you and your lover all over the internet :(
Illness?They would need to die at the same time, which is quite possible, but why would others risk their own health putting them in a nice final resting position.
Killed by humans?Unlikely that they would be placed together. Unlikely that they would both receive fatal wounds and be able to huddle up to each other.
Volcano?The surrounding sediment appears to be fine and uniform and the fossils are both well preserved, which is consistent with the expected results of volcanic activity. Unlikely to be Vesuvius, as it would likely be mentioned as it is rather famous.
I hope that you`re joking or don`t know the difference between 100 & 1000.
Most bones simply break down, however if they are covered by sediment then mineral rich ground water can fill empty spaces and deposit minerals, preserving/replacing the bones and occasionally soft tissues as well.
Dying of exposure is possible, but they:A) Are in Italy, it doesn`t get that cold and even at that time it was heavily populated, so it is rather unlikely that the relatively mild storms could catch them off guard away from civilization.B) Would be covered in snow, not sediment, making it extremely unlikely that they would be fossilized.C) Would likely seek shelter under a tree or in a depression. They appear to be lying flat.
If the person is hospitalized and about to die, they probably have a certain illness. Their senses won`t be functioning as well as they enter this near-death state. I don`t think screaming in pain is really an option.
Let`s see, a young couple... if i were a young person in love (hey! i am!) how/why would i want us to die?1. they didn`t decide to die because she was pregnant (there would have been a fetus skeleton too)2. 5000-6000 years ago puts this smack in the middle of the italian renaissance. were there any cultural persecutions going on?
Who says they were in pain? Death isn`t painful unless your being burned alive or something. Whens the last time you heard of someones last words, on a hospital bed being, "OH DEAR GOD IT HURTS AHHHH". They could have froze to death, it could have been instant, or they could have just died of disease or something.
Yup... they were in love already.
For myself as a nice snack.
They were probably just laid to rest by their familes like that. People do that a lot even now
It all makes sense!
Its sure cute, but maybe they was executed, maybe they just died out of disase... I guess im not in a romantic mood =P even with valentine comming soon ^^
For all we know, it could be a "commun tomb" where they bury 243608726 people together and those just appeared to fall that way.
I actually like the "cold" idea
And on a totally unrealated note...Artgeek, Disney ruined all the classic... and all the animal kingdom as well... go to a zoo and look at the kids screaming "MOM MOM!! LOOK! A PUMBAA!!!!"
maybe they were cuddling when a meter hit, or scared cause someone was attacking them so they cuddled together. maybe they were sick and cold. who knows?
Why not jump to the happy conclusion? Husbands and wives are buried together often.
also, romeo and juliet would have been waaaaay after 5-6000 years ago. assuming thats really how old these are...