Body of 1000-year-old murder victim found in Sicily

Researchers have announced a grisly find in Sicily, Italy. They have discovered a bizarre 1000-year-old Medieval grave. It contained the skeleton of a man who met a violent death and was buried face-down. His burial, known as a ‘deviant burial,’ is the first of its kind found on the Italian island and it is providing experts with a better understanding of Sicily during a period of bloody change.

A team of archaeologists led by Roberto Miccichè from the University of Palermo in Italy made the discovery in Piazza Armerina , in the south-east of Sicily. They found a shallow grave with a complete skeleton that was in a prone position. The team was surprised by the find as it did not correspond to any other Medieval burials on the island .