Friday, February 16, 2007
The Eternal Embrace
Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered two Stone Age skeletons in what the archaeologists have called, an “eternal embrace.”
The remains were discovered near Verona, the setting for the story of Romeo and Juliet. The remains are roughly 5,000-year-old. The picture of the embracing couple has become a symbol of enduring love.
Pending further studies of the remains, archaeologists cannot determine yet the gender of the couple. If they are a man and a woman, then their embrace will remind people today that Paul’s statement is true: “Love lasts forever” (1 Corinthians 13:13).
Read the story in the National Geographic News.
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Northern Baptist Seminary
Tags: Archaeology, Eternal Embrace, Love
Picture Credit: National Geographic.