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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/07/2011

‘Gay’ caveman discovered


Just outside of Prague, a new discovery at an archeology site has people talking. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Archeologists in the Czech Republic stumbled onto a gravesite dressed up for a woman, but the body inside was a man.

The body, arranged according to funeral rites at the time, lay in the position given to women — lying on its left side, with the head pointing to the east. It was surrounded by the accoutrements of a woman’s life: domestic jugs.

“We believe this is one of the earliest cases of what could be described as a ‘transsexual’ or ‘third gender grave’ in the Czech Republic,” archaeologist Katerina Semradova told told the Telegraph.

The body dates back to between 2900-2500 B.C. It is not the oldest gender-switched grave. A woman was found buried as a man some time between 20,000 and 18,000 B.C.

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