Human brain boiled in its skull lasted 4000 years

Via I fucking love science

The brain was found in a Bronze Age settlement in western Turkey which is thought to have been flattened in an earthquake, with people buried before fire spread through the rubble. The flames would have consumed all oxygen and boiled the brains in their own fluids. The lack of moisture and oxygen then prevented tissue breakdown, and the chemistry of the soil also aided the preservation of the shape of the soft brain tissue.

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