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Skeletons unearthed in England found holding hands

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have made a sweet — yet slightly morbid — discovery: the remains of two skeletons holding hands.

The ancient skeletons were found buried underneath the "lost chapel of St. Morell" in Leicestershire, England, ABC reports. Radiocarbon dates the remains back to the 14th century. The archaeologists are unsure why the skeletons and nine others were buried there and not in the village's main church, but it could be that they were pilgrims.

Not all of the skeletons were found in romantic poses; one older male seemed to have been killed after taking a sharp object (like a pole ax) to the head, while a younger male was found with his legs raised up to his chest, possibly due to disease.