Bog bodies

Collection by DenBlauwen Swaen

DenBlauwen Swaen
Plaited hair found in a bog, Denmark

Plaited Hair - a photo on Flickriver

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

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Bog Oak - trees feld centuries ago in the peat bogs.....

Adamson and Low - Bog Oak

On May 6, 1950, in Silkeborg, Denmark local folks were already on edge after reports that a schoolboy from Copenhagen had recently gone missing, and when two brothers from the nearby town of Tollund went digging for peat in a Silkeborg bog, they made a gruesome discovery: a buried body with a rope around its neck showing no signs of decomposition. This was a murder — and it was clearly a fresh one.

The Bodies in the Bogs: An Eerie Gift From the Iron Age |

Peat bogs are home to some creepy secrets. International Bog Day (yes such a thing exists) is a good time to revisit them

Burial in a Bog. Before the plague hit all of Europe, the people practiced the weird ritual of burying their dead in a bog. The plague then bought an end to this and enforced some decent burial practices.

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Iron age map - Bogs provide the perfect preservation environment for corpses

NOVA | The Perfect Corpse | Bog Bodies of the Iron Age (non-Flash)

(Printable) View an interactive map of more than 120 archeologically important peat-bog sites in northwest Europe.

Bog bodies in Denmark. Red=bog bodies, blue=skeletons.

The Tollund Man - Preservation in the bog

Preservation in the bog

The feets of bog bodies or probably of apothecary mummies? Found on a Dublin attic.

2,000-year-old feet found in Dublin attic -

Experts from the National Museum in Ireland are still trying to figure out how two human feet, dating back 2,000 years, were found in a Dublin attic. During his examination, Dr Farrell and other scientists concluded the two mummified right feet had come from an adult and from a child. There were no signs of...

bog persons head

bog persons head

Human Bog Body Head Discovered in 1912 - Stock - Antiques Young Guns

Human Bog Body Head Discovered in 1912 - Stock

Human Bog Body Head Discovered in 1912

Bog Bodies|Ancient Mummies from the Past

Bog Bodies|Ancient Mummies from the Past

Information on the formation of these interesting mummies and the bogs they are found in.


BBC Four - 4,000-Year-Old Cold Case: The Body in the Bog

Documentary following the investigation of a 4,000-year-old body found preserved in a bog.

Huldremose woman was found in 1879 in the Huldre Fen near Ramten in Djursland by a peatdigger.  This woman probably died in the second century B.C.during the Iron Age.  Most bog bodies have been found naked or only partly dressed, this woman was fully dressed. She was wearing a checkered woolen skirt, a checkered woolen shawl and two animal skin capes. The skirt was fastened with a thin leather band.  The shawl was wrapped around her neck and fastened with a pin.

Bog People, P.V. Glob (photos) - Van R. C. Wisner site

Bog People, P.V. Glob (photos) - Van R. C. Wisner site

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