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.