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Body Preserved in a Bog Since the Iron Age Still Contains Undigested Last Meal


interesting reading - his last meal was porridge and fish. he was hanged in a religious ritual.

https://gizmodo.com/body-preserved-in-a-bog-since-the-iron-age-still-contai-1847343217

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They are very common in northwest Europe and Ireland.

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bodies found in the bog?

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I think there have been a few.

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Yes

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The poor guy obviously needed some digestive supplements really badly.

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most people back then probably had parasites. probably kept him very thin.

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the things about the past which are certainly lost are the rituals & myths of these ancient peoples.

we will never know how or why this individual was selected, mandated, volunteered or sentenced to be the principle in this event.

he is incredibly well-preserved. we know -exactly- what he looked like. i would put him in his 40s. he was not a kid.

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the preservation is incredible.

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Bog bodies are among some of the most interesting preservation of remains. Right up there with mummies:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog_body

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I had porridge and fish not long ago - a local Chinese restaurant has congee with fish and I gave it a try!

Some things never change.

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i like congee

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