4,000-year-old skeleton still clutching beer mug

March 17th, 2008 | Posted by Real Beer

The Daily Mail found the perfect headline for a story after construction workers uncovered a skeleton that archaeologists believe is 4,000 years old and holding a type of beer mug: “At least he died happy.”

Marion Green, of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, said that the find last week was one of the best preserved Bronze Age skeletons she had ever seen.

She added: “It is a beautifully decorated pot which could have been used as a type of beer mug.”

Here are the photos.

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3 Responses to “4,000-year-old skeleton still clutching beer mug”

  1. matt thompson Says:

    Me happy. Bronze Man happy. Me want to die like Bronze Man!

  2. Jeff Lewis Says:

    I bet he didn’t die happy, he probably died waiting to get served, just like in my local. Things haven’t changed.

  3. The Beer Gourmand Says:

    That’s interesting. I’d like to see the mug. (no pun intended) LMAO @ Jeff. Dear Jeff, I think it’s about time you found a new place to hang at or BYOB.