What’s the Buzz? – 2,500-Year-Old Preserved Human Brain Discovered – FoxNews.com

28 Mar

2,500-Year-Old Preserved Human Brain Discovered – FoxNews.com.

 

This is, from an archival standpoint, really cool.  This kind of preservation is almost unheard of; ideal conditions are pretty much never achieved outside of carefully controlled environments and the best we as professionals can hope for is to limit the damage already done to artifacts such as this.  We hope that we can preserve and restore.  When we find something like this brain, or the Nag Hammadi scrolls from the 1970s, it’s exciting because we don’t know why it was preserved but we have an incredible opportunity to look at something that otherwise wouldn’t exist.

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