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Osterby Man. Mummified head of Osterby Man, a "bog body" dated between 70-220 AD. His well-preserved hair is tied in a Swabian knot. This severed head was discovered in 1948 wrapped in a deerskin cape in a bog at Kohlmoor near Osterby, Germany. This elderly man had 25 cm long hair. The hairstyle, a Swabian knot, named after the male coiffure of the period in that part of Germany, was described by the Roman author Tacitus in his book Germania (98 AD).
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thelastdiadoch: The Suebian Knot and the Osterby ManThe Osterby manRadiocarbon dated to 75-130 AD, maybe even as late as 220 ADDiscovered on the 28th of May, 1948.Kohlmoor near Osterby, Germany by Otto and Max MüllerAfter finding the head wrapped in deer skin they began searching for the body but found nothing. This lead to the belief that the head alone was deposited into the bog. According to the Gottorp Museum, that the Osterby man was about 50-60 years old. The hair was originally blon...
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the osterby head with suebian knot. the suebian knot is a historical male hairstyle ascribed to the tribe of the germanic suebi. the knot is attested by tacitus in his 1st century ce work germania, found on art by and depictions of the germanic peoples, and worn by bog bodies.
The Suebian knot is a hair style associated with Germanic peoples during the iron age. Many bog bodies recovered in what is now Denmark and northern Germany display this distinct hairstyle. Tacitus in his work "Germania" also describes this knot, and associates it particularly with the tribe called Suebi. The Suebi gave their name to modern day Swabia. -DK #hairstyle #germanic