Tollund, Denmark

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Tollund Moss is a narrow bog set amongst high hills near Aarhus in Jutland. Here, in 1950, Professor P. V. Glob excavated the body of a man in a remarkable state of preservation: the clothing, skin, hair, and even the stomach contents had all survived. Dating to about 210 bc, the man had been naked except for a well‐made leather cap and a belt around the waist. When examined it was found that he had been strangled or hanged and part of a braided leather rope still encircled his neck. Study of the stomach contents revealed that he had eaten his last meal 12 to 24 hours before his death and that it had consisted of a sort of gruel made up of various seeds, both wild and cultivated.

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P. V. Glob, 1969, The bog people. London: Faber & Faber

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