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Bulgarian ‘Vampire’ Makes National Geographic’s 2012 Top 10

The “vampire” skeleton, unearthed during archaeology excavations in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol, has been included in the National Geographic ranking of the 10 most popular news pictures for 2012. Everyone loves vampires. From the National Geographic website: “The discovery of a 700-year-old skeleton in Bulgaria—seen at the country’s National Museum of History…Continue readingBulgarian ‘Vampire’ Makes National Geographic’s 2012 Top 10

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National Geographic Offers Insights into the Hybrid Baby of ‘Breaking Dawn’

It appears that not even the wonderful National Geographic isn’t immune to the pull of the Twilight franchise. They recently interviewed a vampire folklorist on whether or not hybrids like Renesmee in Breaking Dawn exist in historical accounts. University of Arizona professor George Gutsche, who lectures on both vampires and werewolves, answered NG’s questions perfectly,…Continue readingNational Geographic Offers Insights into the Hybrid Baby of ‘Breaking Dawn’

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Explorer: Vampire Forensics

Excellent news for us vampire fans and history buffs – the National Geographic Channel is taking a deeper look into vampires in their upcoming program, Explorer: Vampire Forensics, which airs Tuesday, February 23 at 10PM ET/PT. “Did vampires roam the earth in the time of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci? Historical records indicate that people…Continue readingExplorer: Vampire Forensics

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Vampire Forensics

Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend is a new book by Mark Collins Jenkins, a chief historian of the National Geographic Society’s archives. This incredible book comes out February 16, 2010 and I can’t wait! As a huge fan of the history behind vampire legends and a fan of archaeology of all…Continue readingVampire Forensics