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« on: November 09, 2007, 01:49:29 PM »

From Archaeology magazine, evidence of ancient zombies:

Hierakonpolis is a site famous for its many "firsts," so many, in fact, it is not easy to keep track of them all. So we are grateful(?) to Max Brooks for bringing to our attention that the site can also claim the title to the earliest recorded zombie attack in history. In his magisterial tome, The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), he informs us that in 1892, a British dig at Hierakonpolis unearthed a nondescript tomb containing a partially decomposed body, whose brain had been infected with the virus (Solanum) that turns people into zombies.



http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/hierakonpolis/zombies.html

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 05:10:43 PM »

Thank goodness I have kept my trowels sharp!
Off to practice my technique...
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