Workers Discover Love Lingers After 1,500 Years

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Workers renovating a palace in the northern Italian town of Modena discovered a couple, estimated to have died about 1,500 years ago, laying side by side. While now just bones, they were still holding hands with their arms entwined. As one observer said it was a very rare scene and touching.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

They died around 1,500 years ago, at the end of the Roman Empire. They were buried inside the walls of a palace in the northern Italian town of Modena. But their love lived on. Workers renovating the palace discovered the couple laying side by side, now just bones, but still holding hands, their arms entwined, her head turned towards his. As one who saw the couple put it, a rare and touching scene. It's MORNING EDITION.

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