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Preserved brain of Iron Age man discovered

Posted on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 | Comment icon 15 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: Andrew Mason

By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

While excavating a site near the University of York, scientists unearth a skull with a brain inside

Everyone knows (or eventually learns) that when we die, we return to the earth as our bodies decay, leaving behind only bone. Imagine the surprise of scientists then at the discovery of a brain thousands of years old - its the earliest find of its kind in Britain and one of the earliest ever found worldwide.

"Scientists have been baffled by how the brain tissue - which usually rots after a couple at years - managed to remain intact for so long."

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Comment icon #6 Posted by TheMcGuffin on 30 March, 2011, 16:32
Very interesting that they now have the DNA of one of the pre-Celtic inhabitants of Britain, and that it's related to the original Etruscans and other people in the Middle East.
Comment icon #7 Posted by 27vet on 30 March, 2011, 17:46
They could clone him.
Comment icon #8 Posted by pallidin on 30 March, 2011, 22:16
That is just plain freaky. Hope they find out how it happened.
Comment icon #9 Posted by UFO_Monster on 31 March, 2011, 1:14
The world gets smaller every day.
Comment icon #10 Posted by torf on 2 April, 2011, 5:41
Personaly, I think it's crap.
Comment icon #11 Posted by UFO_Monster on 3 April, 2011, 5:44
Personaly, I think it's crap. And why would you think that?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Realm on 3 April, 2011, 23:36
Hmmm, Zombie food last a long time I see.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Persia on 9 April, 2011, 22:49
A brain in near-perfect condition is found in a skull of a person who was decapitated over 2,600 years ago
Comment icon #14 Posted by Thesantanafan on 9 April, 2011, 23:46
Interesting word choice. Interesting that "Pickled" and "Tofu-like" are used to describe a brain. Describing a brain as food... What if a Zombie wrote the article?!
Comment icon #15 Posted by Persia on 9 April, 2011, 23:47
What if a Zombie wrote the article?!

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