Why was Tollund Man hung?

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Why was Tollund Man hung?

If he had been, he would have been cremated. Rather, he was probably ritually hanged as a spiritual sacrifice. Some parts of the man’s body did not fare as well as others. His arms and hands were reduced to little more than a thin layer of toughened tissue covering bones.

What did they find on the Tollund Man body?

The Tollund Man (died c. 405–380 BC) is a naturally mummified corpse of a man who lived during the 5th century BC, during the period characterised in Scandinavia as the Pre-Roman Iron Age….

Tollund Man
Body discovered 8 May 1950 Silkeborg, Denmark 56°9′52″N 9°23′34″E
Height 161 cm (5 ft 3 in)

How many bog bodies are there?

Over 500 Iron Age bog bodies and skeletons dating to between 800 B.C. and A.D. 200 have been discovered in Denmark alone, with more unearthed in Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. (Read “Tales From the Bog” in National Geographic magazine.)

What was in Tollund Man’s stomach?

Helbæk concluded that Tollund Man ate a porridge consisting mainly of barley, flax (Linum usitatissimum), and seeds of the wild plants gold-of-pleasure (Camelina sativa) and pale persicaria (Persicaria lapathifolia s.l.).

What did Tollund Man eat before he died?

As it turns out, Tollund Man’s final meal was “remarkable simply because it was, well, unremarkable,” Dijinis tells National Geographic. He consumed a simple porridge of barley, pale persicaria (a kind of weed) and flax, and perhaps a bit of bony fish.

Can we eat the bog butter?

Bogs are Ireland’s original refrigerators. And they are pretty good—even 3,000 year-old bog butter is edible. We know this because archeologists tended to eat it.

What does a bog taste like?

“The fat absorbs a considerable amount of flavor from its surroundings, gaining flavor notes which were described primarily as ‘animal’ or ‘gamey’, ‘moss’, ‘funky’, ‘pungent’, and ‘salami’.”

How old is bog butter?

3,500 years
A new study by University College Dublin and the National Museum of Ireland has revealed the remarkably long-lived tradition of using bogs to keep butter edible dates back over 3,500 years. Irish bog butter is almost always made from milk fat which has been buried in a bog.

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