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A pair of shoes found together with the bog body from Rønbjerg III dated to the Pre-Roman Iron Age. Photo Roberto Fortuna, The National Museum of Denmark.


Examples of clothes from the time of the Tollund Man - iron age bog bodies and their clothes


danish bogs | The one on the right is based upon a Danish find . It is also believed ...


Clonycavan bog man. Recovered from a bog in Co. Meath, he had been disembowelled and struck three times across the head with axe and once across the body. The remains were radiocarbon dated to between 392 BC and 201 BC and, unusually, his hair was spiked with pine resin (a very early form of hair gel). Furthermore, the trees from which the resin was sourced only grow in Spain and south-west France, indicating the presence of long distance trade routes.

from Echostains Blog

Bog bodies – speak from beyond the grave

Another view of the Tollund Man


The Old Croghan man's hand. This bog body was found buried in peat near Croghan Hill in Co. Offaly. He died sometime between 362 BC and 175 BC


How to tie your hair in a Suebian knot, the distinctive Suebian hair style

from our souls are birds

bog mummy party down

Grauballe Man - a bog mummy dating from around 55 BC - was found in 1952 near Grauballe, Denmark by a team of peat diggers. The adult male was most likely killed by having his throat slit open from ear to ear. There were no artifacts or any evidence of cloathing, indicating that when he died he was entirely naked. Grauballe Man is one of the most exeptionally preserved bog bodies ever to be recorded and is on permanent display at the Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus.


Gallagh Man, a bog body from Co. Galway | Irish Archaeology


Reconstruction of the Huldremose Woman. Huldremose Woman, or Huldre Fen Woman, is a bog body recovered in 1879 from a peat bog near Ramten, Jutland, Denmark. Analysis by Carbon 14 dating revealed the woman had lived during the Iron Age, around 160 BCE to 340 CE. The mummified remains are exhibited at the National Museum of Denmark. The elaborate clothing worn by Huldremose Woman has been reconstructed and displayed at several museums.