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Bronze Age German Grave Was Built To Hold A 'Zombie'

maximus otter

Recovering policeman
Aug 9, 2001
A supposed zombie grave, dating back thousands of years, was recently unearthed in Germany, shedding light on the superstitious practices of Bronze Age Europeans. The burial site was found during an archaeological excavation near the village of Oppin, located about 100 miles southwest of Berlin, Anja Lochner-Rechta, a spokesperson for the State Office for Monument Preservation and Archeology [said].

The grave, a rectangular pit, was filled with the skeletal remains of a man, who is believed to have been between 40 and 60 years old at the time of his death. His remains, which are about 4,200 years old, date back to the Bell Beaker Culture, which once inhabited a large portion of the continent. The lower half of the man’s skeleton was covered by a large stone, meaning the site is a “revenant grave,” Lochner-Rechta said.


Lochner-Rechta said this kind of grave is unusual, noting that “there is little evidence of such burial customs for the Bell Beaker culture.”


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