Lock Jaw

Archaeologists claimed to have uncovered the remains of a woman accused of practicing witchcraft. And, on no more evidence that her unconventional method of burial.

The bones found at Piombino, near Lucca in Tuscany, were surrounded by 13 nails, were not wrapped in any burial shroud and the woman was not buried in a coffin, Daily Mail reports.

The nails, driven into the woman’s jaw, may have been placed there to prevent her from rising from the dead.

Ok, sure, on first sight this may look bad. But, people do have bizarre burial requests sometimes. Perhaps she wanted to be buried in a remote unmarked grave with her jaw nailed shut by 13 nails. It’s not more bizarre than having Free Bird played at your funeral when you think about it.

I intend on having Lark’s Tongue in Aspic, part 2 played at my funeral.

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2 Comments on “Lock Jaw”

  1. Kassul Says:

    Nails to the jaw to prevent you from rising from the grave eh?

    Well I suppose if she came back as a zombie, that’d slow her down a bit with the biting and infecting thing. Maybe not quite as effective as decapitation and dismemberment, but it’ll do when you’re in a rush and don’t have any sharp objects nearby.

    Sure, seems reasonable to me.

  2. Victor Says:

    Maybe she was just a big mouth? But, yeah, you think they would at least cut off her head.

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