COFFIN FOUND ON GOLF COURSE WITH BODY OF 4000-YEAR-OLD MAN INSIDE
While many golfers have found their missing balls in golf course ponds across the world, one pond at a golf course in Lincolnshire, England contained a coffin.
Once the coffin was opened, the body of a 4,000-year-old man was found inside, along with a well-preserved axe.
While the coffin was originally found in 2018, it will now form part of an exhibition at the Lincoln Collection Museum. It was found during a spell of hot weather when the water level dropped. The coffin and its contents had undergone a series of preservation works since it was discovered.
Business Insider reports that archaeologists have since established that the coffin, which is 10 feet (3 metres) long, was made from hollowing out an oak tree trunk.
The archaeologists believe that the body of the man found inside the coffin might have held a high status when he was alive because it seems as if “his body was cushioned with plants and raised over the grave with a gravel mound.
The axe is believed to be one of only 12 to have been found in Britain and history has indicated that that exact axe was seen as a symbol of authority.
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