Lindow Man

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A bog body found in Lindow Moss in the wetlands of northwest England in 1984. On examination it proved to be the body of a young man around 25 years of age who, before being dumped in a shallow pool in the mire, had been violently hit on the head twice, garrotted, and had his throat cut. Radiocarbon dates place these events in the 1st or 2nd century ad, and they are probably to be interpreted as a ritual sacrifice.


I. M. Stead, J. B. Bourke, and D. Brothwell, 1986, Lindow Man: the body in the bog. London: British Museum Publications

Subjects: Archaeology — Religion.

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