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SciShow Explains How Mummified Human Bodies Are Preserved In European Peat Bogs

SciShow Explains How Mummified Human Bodies Are Preserved In European Peat Bogs

On the latest SciShow, host Hank Green gets to the bottom of the uncanny ability for European peat bogs to preserve human bodies for thousands of years.

THE BOG PEOPLE by P. V. Glob: Part detective story, part horror movie, and all true, this archaeology book matter of factly describes the discovery in peat bogs around Europe the sunken bodies of men and woman dating back as far as the Iron Age. Preserved by the chemicals of the bogs,  many appear to have been ritually sacrificed; one, a medieval tax collector in full period clothing, appears to have been murdered. Wonderful fun.

THE BOG PEOPLE by P. V. Glob: Part detective story, part horror movie, and all true, this archaeology book matter of factly describes the discovery in peat bogs around Europe the sunken bodies of men and woman dating back as far as the Iron Age. Preserved by the chemicals of the bogs, many appear to have been ritually sacrificed; one, a medieval tax collector in full period clothing, appears to have been murdered. Wonderful fun.

The 2500-year-old mummified body of the young woman, believed to be between 25 and 28 years old, was found in Siberia with some amazing tattoos.

SEE: 2500 year old mummy has FABULOUS tattoos

The mummified body of the young woman, believed to be between 25 and 28 years old, was found in Siberia with some amazing tattoos.

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Grauballe Man

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Archaeologists at the British Museum called this bog body Ginger because of his amazing hair

This unbelievably well-preserved bog mummy, known as the Grauballe Man, had his throat slashed in a ritualistic fashion, suggesting that his death was part of a sacrifice.

Bog Bodies of the Iron Age- More than a thousand preserved bodies and skeletons have emerged from the peat bogs of Northwest Europe, and scientists now have the tools to study the remains in such detail that they can, in a sense, resurrect ancient people.

What is a mummy? Get a primer on mummies worldwide—from ancient Egypt to the Incan Andes to the peat bogs of Eu.

Cashel Man, a 4000 year old Bronze Age bog man was discovered in 2011 by a bog worker in Cashel bog in County Laois, Ireland. The image is a CT scan of his crushed skull (due to the weight of the bog)

Ireland claims world's oldest bogman

Oldest known mummified remains found in Irish peat bog.

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“The 2800 year old kiss”, Two lovers buried together in a grave near Hasanlu, Iran.

6000 year old kiss. Hasanlu, Iran redskiesandbutterflies: 6000 year old kiss. this is my favorite omg i can’t this is so beautiful. love this

Bog bodies. Personally I go with the whole "no single explanation" theory, but there are so many questions about who these people where, what happened to them, etc. Not to mention the entire mummification process is fascinating.

Tollund Man, an Iron Age bog body from Denmark - photoshopped as a werewolf. Tollund Man had remains of ergot, a poison, in his stomach - in German, ergot is known as "tooth of the wolf".

This bog body, known as Grauballe Man, was disovered in 1952 from a peat bog by a team of Danish peat cutters near the village of Grauballe, Denmark.

The Nazi dream of ruling the skies over the European continent, to further their ambitions of controlling the western hemisphere, is not a secret and a qui

The violent death of the 'Worsley Man' shares chilling similarities with the famous Lindow Man, whose preserved body was found in a Cheshire peat bog in 1984. Tests suggest the Lindow man, who lived around 150 years earlier, had also been beaten, garrotted and had his throat slit... such a nasty way to go...

Iron Age murder is 'solved' as CT scan shows British man from 100AD was beaten, strangled, then beheaded in 'pagan ritual'

The violent death of the 'Worsley Man' shares chilling similarities with the famous Lindow Man, whose preserved body was found in a Cheshire peat bog in Tests suggest the Lindow man, who lived around 150 years earlier, had also been beaten, garrotted

The bog body, known as Grauballe Man, was disovered in April 26th, 1952 from a peat bog by a team of Danish peat cutters near the village of Grauballe, Den

The bog body, known as Grauballe Man, was disovered in April 1952 from a peat bog by a team of Danish peat cutters near the village of Grauballe, Den

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