Is This The First Gay Couple Buried Together In History?

The ‘Lovers of Modena’ laid hand in hand for 1,500 years

Two complete adult skeletons lying side by side in a hole in the ground

An emblem of everlasting love.
That’s what archaeologists thought in September 2006, when they unearthed two skeletons buried hand in hand in the city of Modena, in northern Italy.



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