Archaeologists announced last week that they have unearthed the skeletons of two people that had iron “stakes” driven through their hearts multiple times. They made the discovery while excavating the Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker monastery in the Black Sea town of Sozopol, Bulgaria.
The bodies were buried more than 700 years ago. The one man is thought to have been an intellectual or medic because apparently those types of people would raise suspicions back then. He was also buried in the apse of the church which often means that a person is of a certain level of aristocracy.
Bulgarian National History Museum director, Bozhidar Dimitrov, points out that there have been over 100 corpses have been discovered in this manner over the years in Bulgaria.
It appears this discovery is going to give the Bulgarian tourism industry a big boost. Calls are already coming in from all over Europe and the United States to come for what is being called, “Vampire Vacations”. This is good news after the country reported about a 20% increase in hotel occupancy by foreigners last year as compared to the previous year. If you take the trip to Sozopol and the Black Sea you could actually go a little more than 450 miles north and also visit Transylvania while you are in the area.
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