Clonycavan man bog body. He was recovered from a bog in Co. Meath and only his upper torso and head survived. The remains were radiocarbon dated to between 392 BC and 201 BC and, unusually, his hair was spiked with pine resin (a very early form of hair gel). He had been disembowelled and struck three times across the head with axe and once across the body.

He was recovered from a bog in Co. Meath, Ireland and only his upper torso and head survived. The remains were radiocarbon dated to between 392 BC and 201 BC and, unusually,.

The Grauballe Man, bog mummy was found on the 26th of April 1952, near the village of Grauballe, Denmark.

The Grauballe Man, bog mummy was found on the of April near the village of Grauballe, Denmark.

Clonycavan bog man. Recovered from a bog in Co. Meath, he had been disembowelled and struck three times across the head with axe and once across the body. The remains were radiocarbon dated to between 392 BC and 201 BC and, unusually, his hair was spiked with pine resin (a very early form of hair gel). Furthermore, the trees from which the resin was sourced only grow in Spain and south-west France, indicating the presence of long distance trade routes.

Recent bog body discoveries from Ireland, including the latest bog body from Cul na Mona, Co. Laois as well as Old Croghan man and Clonycavan man bog bodies.

Another view of the Tollund Man

Bog bodies – speak from beyond the grave

Tollund Man – the preserved face from Prehistoric Denmark and the tale of ritual sacrifice

Yde Girl This is one of Europes bog bodies, found in 1897 by peat cutters by the village of Yde in the Netherlands.  Carbon dating on the body dated her to the first century AD. She had been killed…

The bog bodies of Europe

Clonycavan Man - a bog mummy from Ireland who has the first mohawk in history. That hairstyle was accomplished using a "gel" made from imported pine resin.

The mummified remains of an apparent strange humanoid creature has been found in Northern Germany near where the 3600 year old Nebra Sky Disk ...

The mummified remains of an apparent strange humanoid creature has been found in Northern Germany near where the 3600 year old Nebra Sky Disk .

The Haraldskær Woman  is a bog body found naturally preserved in a bog in Denmark. Her death occurred around the fifth century BC. Not only was the intact skeleton found, but the skin and internal organs were as well. This find was one of the earliest bog bodies archaeologists ever studied.

The Haraldskær Woman is a bog body found naturally preserved in a bog in…

A pair of shoes found together with the bog body from Rønbjerg III dated to the Pre-Roman Iron Age. Photo Roberto Fortuna, The National Museum of Denmark.

fivestrings-attached: irisharchaeology: A pair of cowhide shoes. Found with a Danish bog body they date from c. These are the ones I’m hoping to make next when my current bog shoes wear out.

Infographic - remains of early humans - what a boon for science to have this treasure from which to study and learn: Oetizi, Cashel, King Tutankhamen, Tollund, and the Inca Ice Maiden

Ireland claims world's oldest bogman

A body from the peat of central Ireland is likely to be the world's oldest bog body.

The bog body found by Jason Phelan at the Bord Na Mona Cashel Bog, in Co Laois. The body is estimated to be over 4,000 years old, and is possibly the result  of a human sacrifice. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Irish 'bog body' may be world’s oldest The bog body found by Jason Phelan at the Bord Na Mona Cashel Bog, in Co Laois. The body is estimated to be over years old, and is possibly the result of a human sacrifice [Credit: Alan Betson/The Irish Times]

Grauballe Man - a bog mummy dating from around 55 BC - was found in 1952 near Grauballe, Denmark by a team of peat diggers. The adult male was most likely killed by having his throat slit open from ear to ear. There were no artifacts or any evidence of cloathing, indicating that when he died he was entirely naked. Grauballe Man is one of the most exeptionally preserved bog bodies ever to be recorded and is on permanent display at the Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus.

bog mummy party down

This unbelievably well-preserved bog mummy, known as the Grauballe Man, had his throat slashed in a ritualistic fashion, suggesting that his death was part of a sacrifice.

Bog body from Co. Laois   http://irisharchaeology.ie/2011/08/irish-bog-bodies-recent-discoveries/

Irish Bog Body Older than King Tut Discovered

A bog body is a human cadaver that has been naturally mummified within a peat bog. Such bodies, sometimes known as bog people, are both geographically and chronologically widespread, having been dated to between 9000 BCE and the Second World War.[1] The unifying factor of the bog bodies is that they have been found in peat and are partially preserved; ho

Tollund Man is a naturally mummified corpse of a man who lived during the century BC, during the period characterised in Scandinavia as the Pre-Roman Iron Age. He was found in 1950 on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark, buried in a peat bog.

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