Archaeologists have discovered the oldest brain ever to be found in Great Britain. The brain—which dates back to the Iron Age and is at least 2,000 years old—was inside a skull found in a muddy pit. It’s thought to be one of the oldest in the world.
The well-preserved brain is the second exciting discovery from this site near York. Earlier this year, scientists uncovered the skeleton of a man thought “to be one of Britain’s earliest victims of tuberculosis.”