On several occasions, particularly on the periphery of the Habsburg Empire during the 17th and 18th centuries, dead people were suspected of being revenants or vampires, and consequently dug up and destroyed. Some contemporary authors named this phenomenon Magia Posthuma. This blog is dedicated to understanding what happened and why.
Monday, 28 July 2008
Living on top of the past
Living in a Danish town that has existed for centuries and next to a cemetery can lead to some curious finds when digging in the garden. Today these bones were found along with a stick of iron. The bones we find are usually from animals like dogs or perhaps even garbage from a butcher's shop. These bones, however, are pretty large...