In Europe, there are a number of swamp-like lands called peat bogs that made up of dense vegetation throughout thousands of years. Particularly, scientists have discovered many strange and petrified bodies in these marshes and named them “the Bog People”. They are among the most perfectly preserved bodies worldwide during over 2,000 years. Acids, which were found in the peat, turned the skin of “Bog People” dark and their hair orange. Investigators use CT scans and radiocarbon dating to make sense of the bodies mummified in European wetlands.
Let\'s look at the petrified bodies through a series of photos.
Tollund Man, who was hanged with a leather cord and cast into a Danish bog 2,300 years ago, was probably a sacrifice
Tollund Man’s foot was saw off shortly after he was discovered in 1950
Other bog bodies have been found with cut shoes, wool leggings and leather capes
Clonycavan Man, one of hundreds of bodies from the bogs of northern Europe, might live from 400 B.C. to A.D. 400 in the Iron Age
In 1898, diggers found out the first bog body (pictured here) at Nederfrederiksmose in Denmark
Yde Girl’s body, which was found by workers’ iron rods in a Dutch bog, might have been chosen for sacrifice because of a deformity revealed by a CT scan. The band of fabric around the 16-year-old’s throat suggests she was strangled
The Grauballe Man was found in the Danish bog and had a deep wound gaping on his throat
The “Red Franz” still has much of his hair and beard after his death over 1,600 years ago although the bog waters have dyed it red
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