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Exposed: Here Is The Sad Truth About Historical Vampires In 18th C

Vampires are a type of creature that is said to have come from legends a long time ago. They have now made their way into popular culture and the popular imagination. The written word, comic books, and moving pictures have done a lot to shape how people think about these mythical beings. After they became zombies for the first time, they went to the afterlife to visit their loved ones and friends who had died. On the way, they wrecked the places they had once called home.

In the 18th century, there was a public panic that led to the idea of vampires. This idea started in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, especially in Albania and Romania. The idea of the vampire came from this fear. Because we are about to tell you some things about garlic, crucifixes, and collars that you probably didn't know, get some garlic, get a crucifix, and protect your neck with a collar.

Bram Stoker's story about the legend of the vampire

The Irish author Bram Stoker is largely responsible for what we know about vampires and their culture today. The author of Dracula (1897) kept very detailed notes on how the beast in the story came to be. The Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia, United States of America, which is known for its large collection of old books, is where these papers are now kept. Seven years went by as he worked on what would eventually become the modern vampire code. In his notebook, he wrote about what a vampire is like and how someone could become one. He also talked about the good and bad things about being a vampire. Since it was first published, this book has definitely been made better by other authors. For example, Bram Stoker's vampires didn't shine in the sun like the ones in the Twilight series do (2008).

Because of a mistake in the translation, a thug was turned into a vampire.

In the history of literature, mistakes in translation are not uncommon, especially in older translations. A British explorer named Richard Burton, who lived in the 19th century, did this when he turned an Indian story written in Sanskrit into English. This helped to make the canon of vampire stories bigger.

The Englishman was the first person to translate the Kama Sutra and One Thousand and One Nights into their respective languages. When he translated Vikram-Betaal into English, he changed the stories and showed no respect for the originals. People say that the scary ghost Vikram can be seen hanging out in graveyards in India. In Indian stories, Vikram is shown as being stuck between two trees. Even though the Indian manuscript that the story was based on was written in the 11th century, Burton made the "ghost" look like a vampire. The rest of what happened after that is now called history.

The spread of the myth was helped a lot by the act of forgery.

When vampires were at their most popular in the early 1900s, they started a slow but steady decline. But in the 1970s, Hollywood and TV gave us a lot of different Dracula movies and shows to choose from. People's interest in the species went up again because of this project. At that time, the business of selling old things had an opportunity, which they took advantage of. Kits from the Royal Armouries were used to stain old wooden crates, which were then sold for very high prices as if they were real. With the kits, the crates were stained a dark brown color. The Royal Armouries is the oldest museum in the UK. It is also where the UK's national collection of armor and weapons is kept.

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