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Visigoths. Source: Warrenpeace21 / Adobe Stock.

The Murder Hunt that Unearthed a Long-Lost Visigoth Settlement (Video)


In a twist of fate, a murder hunt led to the remarkable discovery of a long-lost settlement. Lourdes and Rosario Malón, victims of General Franco's brutal regime in 1936, were the focus of Mariano's search for justice. Determined to find his aunt’s remains, Mariano embarked on a journey near his family home that would unearth a shocking revelation. As Mariano scoured the area, hoping to find any trace of his loved ones, he stumbled upon an unexpected sight: a corpse lying buried in the ground.

Excitement and anticipation turned into bewilderment when DNA tests revealed that the body did not belong to his aunts. Instead, it belonged to a man who had lived more than 1,500 years ago during the Visigothic period. This discovery opened a window into the past, revealing a settlement long forgotten and lost to time. The ancient remains provided archaeologists and historians with a rare opportunity to explore and understand the lives and customs of those who once inhabited the region. While Mariano's search for justice may not have yielded the desired outcome, it did bring to light a hidden chapter in history.

Top image: Visigoths. Source: Warrenpeace21 / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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