The remains were discovered near Verona, the setting for the story of Romeo and Juliet. The remains are roughly 5,000-year-old. The picture of the embracing couple has become a symbol of enduring love.
Pending further studies of the remains, archaeologists cannot determine yet the gender of the couple. If they are a man and a woman, then their embrace will remind people today that Paul’s statement is true: “Love lasts forever” (1 Corinthians 13:13).
Read the story in the National Geographic News.
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Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
Picture Credit: National Geographic.