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Old 01-25-2019, 08:04 AM   #247
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Default Re: bending stereotypes

Originally Posted by The Colonel View Post
Another interesting point to note for those of us that like RPG plot material is that the Romans - almost universally a cremating culture - followed on directly in many areas from Etruscans who where great buriers with extensive use of elaborate tombs and grave goods. For fantasy purposes, you might wonder what it was about the preceding culture that made the one that came after so eager to burn their dead to ashes...
Yeah, for some reason, Etruscans get linked to vampires a lot.

Still haven't done any real research into the whys and wherefores of that.
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