Example of a "bog body".  These bodies, buried in bogs (marshes) are assumed to be sacrifices to gods.  They show evidence of being groomed before their death, with trimmed fingers and clean shaven faces, suggesting that they were of high social status; these have been found in many parts of Northern Europe.  The chemical composition of the bog preserves the body, keeping these human remains in excellent condition.

Some 1600 years after his death, "Red Franz" still has much of his hair and beard, though the bog waters have dyed it red.

Violent death in the bogs of Ireland - BBC News

Violent death in the bogs of Ireland

Over the past decade the bogs of central Ireland have given up the preserved remains of several young men, that archaeologists believe were kings, who were violently killed as human sacrifices in time of famine or disease.

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Recent analysis of the remains of Windeby “girl,” along with preliminary DNA…

Kreepen Man, shortly after his recovery from a Lower Saxony (Germany) bog in 1903. His body has since fallen apart. The body was found lying face down on 9 or 10 June 1903. No clothing was found on the body, although stones and twigs were nearby. The remains were destroyed during World War II, but was dated to 1440–1625 CE after a piece of his hair was found.

Kreepen Man was discovered in a German bog in His body has since fallen apart. I love bog bodies.

Grauballe Man Still Partially Interred in Peat

Grauballe Man Still Partially Interred in Peat - bog bodies

Old Croghan Man bog body

Old Croghan Man (Seanfhear Chruacháin in Irish) is the name given to a well-preserved Iron Age bog body found in an Irish bog in June The remains are named after Croghan Hill, north of Daingean, County Offaly, near where the body was found.

Tollund Man

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

Tollund Man

Cuando musitan que así no, deduzco que antes, cuando menos cierta vez, dijeron sí - y a mí no fue

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

The armband of Old Croghan Man, found in a bog in Ireland, dated between 362 BCE and 175 BCE. Now in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.

Iron Age wrist band found on a bog body.

Yge girl: he preserved body of a 16-year-old girl was dredged out of a bog near the village of Yde, province of Drenthe, Holland, in 1897. The body was badly damaged by the peat dredgers' tools. Yde Girl died a violent death sometime between 170 B.C. and A.D 230. The woolen band around her throat shows that she died from strangulation. A wound near her left clavicle was probably inflicted with a knife. With the girl were the remains of a large and rather worn woolen cloak. ...

The Bourtanger Men, Huldremose Woman, Yde Girl, Elling Woman, and Tollund Man

Look at the reconstruction of this prehistoric woman. She is called as the Magdalenian Woman after the Magdalenian period of Paleolithic Europe. The Paleolithic culture existed in Europe between 17...

The Magdalenian Woman, yrs old, Cap Blanc, France. Forensic bust of the Magdalenian Woman by the French artist Elisabeth Daynes.

Female mummy with child, South America

"Southam Mummy": I have no information on this mummy. Not sure if it is a bog body or not.

Veenlijken. Het ‘paar van Weerdinge’ gaat maandag naar het ziekenhuis in Basel voor een grondig onderzoek. Het Drents Museum hoopt wat raadsels op te lossen.  In 1904 was het duo veenlijken een sensatie, omdat het niet vaak voorkomt dat er twee gemummificeerde mensen bij elkaar gevonden worden.

The Mysterious Weerdinge Men

Clonycavan Man was discovered in Meath in February of 2003 after its remains dropped off of a peat cutting machine, reports the BBC. Most interesting about him is that his hair appeared to have a sort of hair gel in it, which slicked his hair up into a mohawk. The ingredients of the “gel” were traced back to either France or Spain. Judging by the deep wounds in his skull, Clonycavan Man appeared to have been brutally murdered, supposedly by an axe approximately 2300 years ago.

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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 .

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology: One of the 'bog' people

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology: One of the 'bog' people

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