"Tollund Man" - Mummified corpse of a roughly 40 yr old man who lived approximately between 375-210 BC/Pre-Roman Iron Age. Found in 1950 buried in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark. Due to the acidity of the peat bog along with the lack of oxygen his soft tissues were well preserved.
The Tollund Man is the naturally mummified corpse of a man who lived during the 4th century BCE, during the period characterised in Scandinavia as the Pre-Roman Iron Age. He was found in 1950 on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark, buried in a peat bog which preserved his body.
Highly acidic water, cold temperature and lack of oxygen are responsible for severely tanned, preserved bog bodies found in Sphagnum bogs in Ireland,Great Britain and Northern Europe. The earliest bog body is that of a Koelbjerg woman dating back to 3500BC!
Bog bodies, which are also known as bog people, are the naturally preserved human corpses found in the sphagnum bogs in Northern Europe. Unlike most ancient human remains, bog bodies have retained their skin and internal organs due to the unusual conditions of the surrounding area.