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Vampire graves in Gliwice

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Archaeologists unearth 'vampire graves' containing decapitated skeletons with skulls placed between their legs on Polish building site
Decapitating a suspected vampire was common practice in medieval times
It was believed removing head ensured vampire would stay dead
They are believed to date from around the 16th or 17th centuries
There were no earthly possessions, such as jewellery, belts or buckles
Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe to be a vampire burial ground on a building site in Poland.
The team of historians discovered graves containing four skeletons with their heads removed and placed between their legs near the southern town of Gliwice.
Decapitating a suspected vampire was common practice in medieval times because it was thought to be the only way to ensure the dead stay dead.