A photo of the Tollund Man, a body found in a Danish bog.Tollund Man, who was hanged with a leather cord and cast into a Danish bog, is housed at Denmark's Silkeborg Museum.  PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.  Over 500 Iron Age bog bodies and skeletons dating to between 800 B.C…

A photo of the Tollund Man, a body found in a Danish bog.Tollund Man, who was hanged with a leather cord and cast into a Danish bog, is housed at Denmark's Silkeborg Museum. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins. Over 500 Iron Age bog bodies and skeletons dating to between 800 B.C…

The Tollund Man is unusually well-preserved

The Tollund Man is unusually well-preserved

Time of Tollund man?Who was it?Was the Tollund Man a well respected man and maybe the father of a family?

Time of Tollund man?Who was it?Was the Tollund Man a well respected man and maybe the father of a family?

The Tollund Man is hanged, before put in the bog, that preserved him so well

The Tollund Man is hanged, before put in the bog, that preserved him so well

Tollund Man found in a bog at Aarhus, Denmark, circa 400-300 BC, wow amazing!

Tollund Man found in a bog at Aarhus, Denmark, circa 400-300 BC, wow amazing!

The Silkeborg Museum in Denmark to see the Tollund Man and the Elling Woman.

The Silkeborg Museum in Denmark to see the Tollund Man and the Elling Woman.

10 Ancient Faces – best preserved bodies of the last 5,000 years | Abroad in the Yard

10 Ancient Faces – best preserved bodies of the last 5,000 years | Abroad in the Yard

Tollund man from an ancient bog

Tollund man from an ancient bog

Tollund Man was alive during the Iron Age and would have lived in a village much like the one here

Tollund Man was alive during the Iron Age and would have lived in a village much like the one here

Tollund Man - Iron Age "bog person" preserved for over 2,300 years in the peat bogs of Tollund, Denmark. It is thought he was hanged as part of a ritual sacrifice, possibly to appease the fertility gods.

Tollund Man

Tollund Man - Iron Age "bog person" preserved for over 2,300 years in the peat bogs of Tollund, Denmark. It is thought he was hanged as part of a ritual sacrifice, possibly to appease the fertility gods.

WEB SITE: The Tollund Man. Everyday life, villages, houses, clothes, weapons, food, religion, transportation

WEB SITE: The Tollund Man. Everyday life, villages, houses, clothes, weapons, food, religion, transportation

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