Skull Cathedral in Otranto. In 1480 AD, Muslim invaders martyred 800 residents of the town of Otranto, Italy. Their remains were taken to the cathedral and the bones were arranged behind the altar as testament to their faith.
The skull of the "Vampire of Venice" was found in a mass plague grave with a brick stuck in its jaw in Forensic archaeologist, Matteo Borrini, used every bit of science at his disposal to investigate this skull and the person it may have been.
40 Rare and Important Archaeological Finds of all time
A new fossil discovery finally solves the mystery. The fossil fish, named Heteronectes (meaning 'different swimmer'), was found in 50 million year old marine rocks from northern Italy. This study provides the first detailed description of a primitive flatfish, revealing that the migrated eye had not yet crossed to the opposite side of the skull. (Credit: Image by M. Friedman)
Leonardo da Vinci Inventions That You Need to See to Believe
ROMA ITALIA Legend has it that if one tells a lie with one's hand inside La Bocca della Verita ("The Mouth of Truth"), it will be bitten clean off. Head to the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin on the banks of the Tiber to put the myth to the test.
The crypt of the Church of Santa Maria delle Anime in Naples. In past centuries there developed here a cult of the dead. When remains were disinterred from the common grave in the floor (marked by the.