Lower photo: Tollund Man, a bog body from western Denmark. The head of Tollund Man is restored and displayed at the Silkeborg Museum. Tollund Man and similar bog bodies in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands date from the Roman and Celtic Iron Age, from 1600 to 2500 years BP (Rud 1979). This person was likely a holy man, who was sacrificed, judging by the condition of his skin and stomach contents. Other bog bodies may represent executed criminals, murder victims, or accidental deaths. The bodies were preserved in acid peat bogs. Photo date 6/79; © by J.S. Aber.
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