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Bog Bodies Rediscovered

Aside from a bit of periodontal disease, he was a healthy man in his 30s, about 5’7″ tall, with a strong build. He had recently eaten porridge made from barley, grass, wheat, and herbs, and maybe a few bites of pork. But the meal was his last. Between 12 and 24 hours after dinner, he was strangled. His throat was slashed from ear to ear, and his body was thrown into a Danish peat bog. He lay in this grave until 1952, when residents of the nearby village of Grauballe were cutting peat for fuel and found his remains. He still had his skin and a full head of hair. Soon he became known as Grauballe Man and although it looks like he died recently, he lived almost 2,300 years ago.

read more: Bog Bodies Rediscovered – Archaeology Magazine Archive

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This entry was posted on October 14, 2015 by in Archaeology, History, Weird Stuff.

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