The age of The Ancient Briton of Gristhorpe when he died, has not been established, but he was probably living at Gristhorpe near Filey, North Yorkshire about 1500 B.C. For centuries his body had been lying with his weapons and ornaments, a wicker basket at his side and a sprig of mistletoe in his hand, until 1834 when a tumulus was excavated near the cliff edge at Gristhorpe, in North Yorkshire. A coffin, made from the trunk of an oak tree 7ft and 3ft, was discovered and it contained the complete undisturbed skeleton of an Ancient Briton, together with his belongings. This interesting relic can be seen at the Rutunda Museum in Scarborough.
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Photo taken in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK
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