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The Tollund Man - A Face from Prehistoric Denmark

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On www.tollundman.dk you can find information about the Tollund Man, Elling Woman (Elling Girl) and other bog bodies, as well as the time of the Tollund Man, the Iron Age.

Via Leah DeVun
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This website is fully focused around the Tollund Man, one of the bog mummies. He was found with a rope around his neck but his eyes shut and his body curled up like he was asleep. The website provides details on every aspect of the man's burial and why it was performed the way it was. 

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Ancient Bog Mummies Reveal Secrets of their Identity

Ancient Bog Mummies Reveal Secrets of their Identity | The Bog Mummies of Northern Europe | Scoop.it
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Over the past centuries, the remains of more than 500 men, women, and children have been unearthed during peat cutting activities

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This article contains a link written by April Holloway that takes you to the full article published on a site called "Ancient Origins". This article covers more of the scientific aspect to finding an origin for the Huldremose and Haraldskær women's clothing. The results showed that the women wore clothing that signified high status and thus gave scientists another piece of evidence to supplement their argument that the bog mummies were killed for sacrifice. 

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Meet Tollund Man

Tollund Man died more than 2500 years ago. But can modern technology reveal the cause of his death?
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This video, found on the Youtube channel for the Smithsonian Museum is addressing the uncovering of the Tollund Man's body in a peat field almost 2500 years ago. The cause of his death is still unknown; was it a sacrifice, homicide, or execution?

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Uncovering the Mysteries of the Bog Bodies - History

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Bog Bodies - History | The Bog Mummies of Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Ongoing research on two 2,000-year-old corpses preserved in the peat bogs of Denmark reveals that they both traveled from elsewhere before their deaths.
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This article written by Sarah Pruitt and published by the History Channel, focuses on the actual details of the usual burial ceremonies, where the bodies were cremated and the actual burial of the mummies. Because they weren't cremated and instead buried in a muddy field that restricted the ability for oxygen to get to the remains to break them down, they were almost fully preserved. 

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Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

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Centuries-old corpses cast into Danish bogs may have been revered travelers, researchers reveal.

Via Ruby Carat, Jukka Melaranta
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This article written by Christine Dell'Amore and published by National Geographic outlines the story of the bog mummies found in the Northern Europe. Scientists are still unsure of the mummies' deaths however they explore a theory in this article. They believe that because the clothes and belongings of some of the female mummies did not appear naturally in the bogs, they believe they were traversal. In the bog culture, travelers were almost a treasure because of their experiences, which made for a brilliant sacrifice. 

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