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The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved - Peter Vilhelm Glob, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Paul Barber
The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved
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One spring morning two men cutting peat in a Danish bog uncovered a well-preserved body of a man with a noose around his neck. Thinking they had stumbled upon a murder victim, they reported their discovery to the police, who were baffled until they consulted the famous archaeologist P.V. Glob.... show more
One spring morning two men cutting peat in a Danish bog uncovered a well-preserved body of a man with a noose around his neck. Thinking they had stumbled upon a murder victim, they reported their discovery to the police, who were baffled until they consulted the famous archaeologist P.V. Glob. Glob identified the body as that of a two-thousand-year-old man, ritually murdered and thrown in the bog as a sacrifice to the goddess of fertility. Written in the guise of a scientific detective story, this classic of archaeological history--a best-seller when it was published in England but out of print for many years--is a thoroughly engrossing and still reliable account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the European Iron Age. Includes 76 black-and-white photographs.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590170908 (1590170903)
ASIN: 1590170903
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0
I'm not generally into archaeology/anthropology, but this intrigued me. These bodies were found in bogs, mostly in Denmark. The acidic water in the bogs preserved the bodies so well that people who found them thought they were recent murder victims and often called the police! Turns out they were...
Osho
Osho rated it
Read long ago, when the earth was new and I was in college.
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