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Borremose bodies - Wikipedia
A body, Borremose III or Borremose Woman, was found in '48, approx 1,300 ft south of Borremose man. She was 25-30y/o at death. She was face down wrapped in a wool garment. Her scalp & hair on 1 side of the head was damaged but this was due to damage from peat digger's shovels. The skull & face were crushed. Reexamination found damage to the skull happened after death & was caused by bone deterioration & pressure from the peat. Dating set the body's age to ca. 770 BC.
The same Danish bog that preserved Borremose Woman’s limbs, hands, and feet for 2,500 years may have crushed her face, obliterating her features. The 25- to 30-year-old was wrapped in a skirt after she was killed, perhaps by a blow on the back of her head, and placed in a peat pit near the remains of a child. The tannin-rich bog water kept her skin, muscles, and tendons from decaying. But the weight of the peat probably broke her bones, accounting for her injuries.
Top 10 Features of Women Over 1,000 Years Old
Top 10 Features of Women Over 1,000 Years Old - Legs of Borremose Woman Borremose Bog Workers digging peat in Denmark discovered this 2,700-year-old body in 1947. They damaged her head with their shovels, depriving us from looking her in the face, and researchers have not been able to determine her cause of death. Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-features-of-women-over-1000-years-ago.php