reconstruction of the position of the "Lovers of Valdaro", two fossilized skeletons (a man and a woman) dating back approx 6000 years. Discovery by archaeologists at a Neolithic tomb in S.Giorgio near Mantova, Italy, in
"One of the greatest influences on Tolkien was the polymath William Morris. Tolkien wished to imitate Morris's prose and poetry romances, and his art often shows Morris's influence. (Illustration - Tolkien's tree of Amalion)"