Apparently archaeologists have found two Neolithic (5000-6000 years ago) skeletons buried outside of Mantua. The pair, found in locked in an intimate embrace are believed to be a man and a woman who died young, because they still have all their teeth. Who knew dental work could be so important?
Mantua also happens to be about 25 miles from Verona. This of course, being the legendary home of Romeo and Juliet. Kinda makes you think, no? Makes you want to stroke imaginary chin hairs and wonder. Billy Shakespeare had no way of knowing that the play he wrote in the 16th century would have a real application with a couple that lived thousands of years before he did. It's kind of creepy if you think about it too hard.