Archeologists discovered a 17th-century Polish ‘vampire’ with a sickle across her neck meant to prevent a return from the dead

Female “vampire” with a sickle across her throat found in Pień, Poland.
The skeleton of female “vampire” was discovered in a 17th-century Polish graveyard, the Daily Mail reported.
Professor Dariusz Poliński said the skeleton was found restrained to prevent her returning from the grave.
The remains had a sickle laying across the throat and a padlock on her big toe.

The skeletal remains of a female “vampire” were found in a 17th-century Polish graveyard — with a sickle across her neck to prevent her rising from the dead.

Professor Dariusz Poliński from Nicholas Copernicus University headed the archaeological dig that led to the discovery of the remains, which were found wearing a silk cap and with a protruding front tooth, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

Female “vampire” with protruding tooth and a sickle across her neck.

“The sickle was not laid flat but placed on the neck in such a way that if the deceased had tried to get up… the head would have been cut off or injured,”…

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