Oldest Brain Found

skullArchaeologists 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.”

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  1. That’s really cool, Pedro. My class is studying Louis Braille in school. We gotta learn about how to read braille & stuff, But we learned about his life. He had Tuberculosis, too. Tuberculosis means “Deisease of the lungs”.
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  2. This is great, Pedro. I can’t believe that a brain can still exist after 2,000 years! However, that is no match for the organs and heart found in the tomb of the wife of the Egyptian King Snefru. They were over 5,000 years old! Maybe you should write about that.

  3. Wow! That is cool!! I can’t belive that that brain was over 2,000 years old! Even though it is disgusting, it still is cool!

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