Legend The vampire It was especially popular in Europe. For centuries it was believed that these entities Chupasanger They were real and complex methods created to ward off Vampires.
This is exactly the reason why various rituals are performed in certain regions of Europe to ward off these creatures. Some of them are part of the myths about these beings.
Interestingly, a recent scientific study showed that some assumptions Vampires In present-day Poland they were only sick.
Then we will tell you all about it.
Believe it or not, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Europe was a continent where what we currently consider myths to be viewed as facts.
During that time, almost all interpretations were of supernatural origin, especially in Eastern Europe.
In those centuries, it was in Poland This is where many myths originated and spread, such as thinking that getting up on the left foot or spilling salt while eating brings bad luck.
Therefore, Poland was one of the countries he believed in the most The vampire. There were even official protocols for fighting Vampires.
Polish protocol against vampires
according to archaeological investigation400 years ago, in Poland, various security protocols were implemented during funerals to prevent a person from coming back to life as a The vampire.
In general, the ritual consisted of including “wish” items in the tombs, including a scythe over the deceased’s throat, in preparation for cutting off the deceased’s neck in case he attempted to get up.
Large stones were also added to the throat of the corpse until “The vampireHe could not get up again thus preventing him from escaping from the stone coffin.
The ritual was not performed in all Poles, but only in those suspected of being “vulnerable.” The vampire“.
Archeology vs. Myths
Until now, it was believed that the people who were buried were VampiresThey were, in fact, aliens or people with deformities.
but Research from the University of South Alabamacarried out in cemeteries.VampiresBuried in Drawsko Pantheon, Poland, discover new data.
Archaeologists, using radioactive strontium isotopes to study tooth enamel inVampires‘, they discovered that they were all indigenous to the area and had a natural natural structure.
So why did he think these people were vampires?
The vampires were sick with cholera
Leslie Gregorica, a co-author of the study, believes that the reason for the alleged burial Vampires Because of the cholera epidemic that hit the area at the time of the burial.
According to this hypothesis, the local population confused the symptoms of the disease The vampire They preferred to take precautions.
“People in the post-medieval period did not understand how disease spread, and instead of a scientific explanation of these epidemics, they explained cholera and the deaths that resulted in a supernatural way,” Gregorica said.
With this, science helps us once again to understand the strange aspects of history, some of which are even rare like The vampire.
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