WWW.SHROUDEATER.COM - The Vampire Skeleton of Southwell - UK
"The Dangerous Dead - The Early Medieval deviant burial at Southwell,
Nottinghamshire in a wider context"
MBArchaeology Local Heritage Series, 2012
"Rare skeleton of 'vampire' discovered in Britain with spikes through shoulders, heart and ankles"
Mail Online, 4 november 2012
"Meer bekend over vampierskelet uit Groot-BrittanniŽ"
Archeologie Online, 9 november 2012
Way back in 1959 excavations took place on a site in Southwell where a school was going to be built. An archaeologist called Charles Daniels found the skeleton remains of a person that "had been ritually staked, with iron nails piercing the shoulders, heart and ankles."
According to our news sources the skeleton dates back to between 550 and 700. So, for the moment, let us file it as "around 600" which - for a case as old as this - seems to be close enough either way.
Southwell can be found somewhere SouthEast of Sheffield.
The discovery of this skeleton has got plenty of news coverage. There are mentions about it on the internet from all over the world. I even found versions of the article in the Romanian and the Albanian language. So it should not be hard for you to find further information about it.
© 2014 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed October 2014