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Lukasz Maurycy Stanaszek:
"Praktyki antywampiryczne w XI wieku stosowane na terenie cmentarzyska szkieletowego na Wzgorzu Swietojakubskim w Sandomierzu"
in: Byuletyn Antropologiczny, vol.II, 1998
When archaeological research was taking place in the Wzgorzu Swietojakubski skeleton cemetery, close to the Dom Ksiezy Emeritow, on the South-side of Sandomierz, there were a number of graves found where it seemed apparent that the people who were buried there had been subjected to anti-vampire measures.
The graves numbered 9, 10, 26, 44, 124 and 132 all are reported to show signs of various anti-vampire measures. As the report is in Polish, I do not feel qualified to give you any further information. I have made a very rough translation of some passages. It will do for my own personal purposes and that is what I will keep it for.
If you want to know more about it, I suggest you download the article and find some way of doing your own translation.
We have been informed that the graves date back to the 11th Century.
Sandomierz can be found in the South-East of Poland, somewhere halfway between Krakow and Lublin.
Go find and download Mr. Stanaszek's "Praktyki antywampiryczne w XI wieku stosowane na terenie cmentarzyska szkieletowego na Wzgorzu Swietojakubskim w Sandomierzu". There is a map, there are sketches and a photo. And it has a nice list of bibliographical references.
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