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Tollund Man, who was hanged with a leather cord and cast into a Danish bog,he is housed at Denmark's Silkeborg Museum.

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

Tollund Man - Iron Age "bog person" preserved for over 2,300 years in the peat bogs of Tollund, Denmark. It is thought he was hanged as part of a ritual sacrifice, possibly to appease the fertility gods.

Tollund Man

Tollund Man - Iron Age "bog person" preserved for over years in the peat bogs of Tollund, Denmark. It is thought he was hanged as part of a ritual sacrifice, possibly to appease the fertility gods.

The Elling Woman - a bog mummy discovered in Silkeborg, Denmark in 1938 by a local farmer who at first believed it was a drowned animal. She was found wrapped in a sheepskin with a leather cloak tied about her legs. She died around 280 BC by hanging (just like Tollund Man). Her well preserved hair, which was 90 centimeters long, was braided and tied into a knot. Elling Woman is believed to have been a human sacrifice.

The Elling Woman - a bog mummy discovered in Silkeborg, Denmark in 1938 by a…

Elle avait conservé ses cheveux, ses cils et sa peau était souple.    Les articulations pouvaient se plier et les archéologues ne manquèrent pas de le constater puisque la scène fut filmée plus tard où ils manoeuvraient ses membres comme le ferait un kinésithérapeute d'un patient.    Ils parvinrent même à l'asseoir sans provoquer aucun dégât.    La marquise était vétue de plusieurs robes de soie d'une finesse incroyable, la dernière d'entre elles ne pesant pas plus de trente grammes !

Elle avait conservé ses cheveux, ses cils et sa peau était souple. Les articulations pouvaient se plier et les archéologues ne manquèrent pas de le constater puisque la scène fut filmée plus tard où ils manoeuvraient ses membres comme le ferait un kinésithérapeute d'un patient. Ils parvinrent même à l'asseoir sans provoquer aucun dégât. La marquise était vétue de plusieurs robes de soie d'une finesse incroyable, la dernière d'entre elles ne pesant pas plus de trente grammes !

Tollund Man

Mummies May Have Been Scattered Across Bronze Age Britain

The Tollund Man lay 50 metres away from firm ground, buried under approximately 2 metres of peat, his body arranged in a fetal position. He wore a pointed skin cap made of sheepskin and wool, fastened securely under his chin by a hide thong. There was a smooth hide belt around his waist. Additionally, the corpse had a noose made of plaited animal hide drawn tight around the neck and trailing down his back. Other than these, the body was naked.

The Tollund Man lay 50 metres away from firm ground, buried under approximately 2 metres of peat, his body arranged in a fetal position. He wore a pointed skin cap made of sheepskin and wool, fastened securely under his chin by a hide thong. There was a smooth hide belt around his waist. Additionally, the corpse had a noose made of plaited animal hide drawn tight around the neck and trailing down his back. Other than these, the body was naked.

Tollund Man. This 2,400-year-old corpse is the world’s most famous bog body. Learn how scientists reconstructed his final hours.

This corpse is the world's most famous bog body. Learn how scientists reconstructed his final hours.

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The peat bogs of ancient Celtic Europe tell a story of life and violent death of the bog bodies that were found there.

Mummy of Merenptah, son of Ramses the Great, New Kingdom. View 19'th Dynasty Royal Mummies from DB320 & KV35.Merenptah (c. 1212-1202B.C.)

Mummy of Merenptah, son of Ramses the Great, New Kingdom. View Dynasty Royal Mummies from & (c.