A group from the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Nikolai Copernica in Toruni found a burial near Bydgosz, a town in northern Poland, and a group of researchers led by Professor Darius of Polinsky discovered the body during the excavation.
The burial date dates back to the 17th century and is located in the village of Peng, where, according to a statement published by the university, a young woman ' s skeleton was present.
An anthropological study showed that she had front teeth on, and scientists assumed that her appearance had led the superstitious locals to brand her with a witch or a vampire, and that she had a sickle on her neck, and that she was tied to the finger of her left foot with a galley castle, and apparently people were hoping that it would prevent her from rising from the grave.
"It may be assumed that the burying woman was somehow afraid that she would rise from the grave," the researchers wrote. "They may have feared that she was a vampire."
The experts are planning further research at the cemetery, reported at the university, and staff of the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Krakow will conduct DNA testing of the remains in order to learn more about the woman.
An anthropological analysis of the skeleton is carried out by Alicia Drozd-Lipinsk of the Institute of Biology of the Department of Biological Sciences of NCU.
The concept of a blood-sucking spirit or demon that devours human flesh has been mentioned for centuries in mythology and folk tales of almost every civilization. One of the earliest images of vampires is the cuneiform texts of Akkadians, Samaritans, Assirians and Babylonians, where they mention demonic figures such as Lila and Lilita.
At the end of the 17th and 17th centuries, Folklore spread about vampires to many European ethnic groups, described as ghosts of evil creatures, suicides, witches, corpses possessed by evil spirit, or victims of vampire attacks.
In the 17th century, the surveillance of vampires in Eastern Europe peaked.