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Saturday, June 27, 2009

An Archaeological Look at Bog Bodies: Tullund Man

Ima Write brings us the story of the Tullund Man, found in a peat bog in 1950 in Denmark. His 2,000+ year body was unbelievably preserved, and the contents of his last meal were found in his stomach! Find out how the bog preserved this amazing piece of the past.

In Northwest Europe the peat bogs tell an interesting tale. Most bodies found in the bogs are remarkably from the Iron Age. The bodies that were preserved were usually victims of sacrifice, or were executed criminals. Their lifeless bodies were not given the traditional burial or cremation of the time, but instead thrown into the peat bog. Read More


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