10 facts about bog bodies

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Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europes Ancient Mystery by Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Some 2,000 years ago, certain unfortunate individuals were violently killed and buried not in graves but in bogs. What was a tragedy for the victims has proved an archaeologist’s dream, for the peculiar and acidic properties of the bog have preserved the bodies so that their skin, hair, soft tissue, and internal organs—even their brains—survive. Most of these ancient swamp victims have been discovered in regions with large areas of raised bog: Ireland, northwest England, Denmark, the Netherlands, and northern Germany. They were almost certainly murder victims and, as such, their bodies and their burial places can be treated as crime scenes. The cases are cold, but this book explores the extraordinary information they reveal about our prehistoric past.

Bog Bodies Uncovered updates Professor P. V. Glob’s seminal publication The Bog People, published in 1969, in the light of vastly improved scientific techniques and newly found bodies. Approached in a radically different style akin to a criminal investigation, here the bog victims appear, uncannily well-preserved, in full-page images that let the reader get up close and personal with the ancient past.
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A woolen band remains around her throat. She was also stabbed with a knife near her left clavicle. Noteworthy: A CAT scan revealed that she suffered from scoliosis and probably had an irregular gait. She was buried in a large woolen cloak. Year found: Age at death: unknown Dated to: BCE to CE Where found: Bourtanger Moor in the Netherlands Manner of death: The larger figure male , whose arm lies under the body of a slighter figure, was stabbed on the left side of his chest, and his intestines were protruding from the wound.

Exquisite Preservation of the Bog Bodies

Ben Gazur , Published January 28, Your spade hits something a little hard. When you pull back, you see a face staring at you. Turns out you were right; someone was murdered, but it was centuries ago. Peat bogs have the ability to preserve human bodies in a remarkably fresh condition. Here are ten of the most amazing bog bodies ever discovered. Peat bogs are ideal locations for the preservation of organic matter.

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  1. Bog bodies, or the bog people, are extremely well-preserved ancient corpses that have been discovered in peatlands of Northern Europe.

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