Archaeologists Think They Know Why Mysterious 'Witch Girl' Was Given Deviant Burial

October 9, 2014 12:21 PM

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Archaeologists in northern Italy have unearthed the skeleton of a teenage girl who lived there hundreds of years ago. The skeleton itself is unremarkable, but its unusual face-down position in the grave has some calling the child a "witch girl."

The skeleton has yet to be radiocarbon-dated but is believed to be from late antiquity or the early Middle Ages.

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