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Last week Turkish archaeologists released this picture of recently uncovered skeletons locked in an eternal embrace. The scientists described the find as the oldest known embracing couple, which I am in no position to dispute. The couple is believed to have been part of an ancient culture that once lived in Iraq. The cause of their deaths is not known. On scale of one to ten, how romantic is this? I give it an eight. I give the Robert Doisneau “Kiss” picture a seven.
–David Schonauer