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Bog Bodies

Bog bodies are human remains that were purposefully or accidentally placed in ponds, and then recovered centuries later, perfectly preserved, from the resulting peat bogs.

Bog Bodies
The term bog bodies is used to refer to human burials, some likely sacrificed, recovered from peat bogs of Denmark, Germany, Holland, Britain, and Ireland.

Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination
Bodies in the Bog, a book written by Karin Sanders, is a rich exploration of the ideas, commentary and fantasies of people outside of the archaeological community who investigate bog bodies.

Bodies of the Bogs
Archaeology magazine's excellent in-depth article on bog bodies, written in 1997.

Gallagh Man (Ireland)
Gallagh Man is the name given to an Iron Age (ca 470 and 120 B.C.) bog body recovered from a peat bog in Castleblakeney, County Galway.

Grauballe Man (Denmark)
The Grauballe Man is the name of an Iron Age bog body recovered in 1952 from a peat bog in central Jutland, Denmark.

Haraldskaer Woman (Denmark)
A Danish bog body, Haraldskaer Woman was the focus of a controversy when she was first discovered in 1835, about whether she was the Norwegian Iron Age Queen Gunhild or not. From Archaeology magazine.

Huldre Fen Woman (Denmark)
The Huldre Fen woman (also called Huldremose) is a bog body found in a bog called Huldre Fen in northern Denmark, approximately 2,000 years ago.

Lindow Man (United Kingdom)
The Lindow Man bog body refers to mummified Iron Age human remains of a man recovered from a peat bog called Lindow Moss near Manchester in Cheshire county, England.

Tollund Man (Denmark)
Tollund Man is the name given to an Iron Age man whose body was recovered in amazingly pristine state from the Bjældskovdal peat bog near Tollund, Denmark.

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