Bog bodies or bog people are the naturally preserved corpses of humans and some animals recovered from peat bogs. The bodies have been most commonly found in the Northern European countries of Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Ireland. Unlike most ancient human remains, bog bodies have retained their skin and internal organs due to the unusual conditions of the surrounding area. These conditions include highly acidic water, low temperature, and a lack of oxygen, combining to preserve but severely tan their skin. Despite the fact that their skin is preserved, their bones are generally not, as the acid in the peat dissolves the calcium phosphate of bone. Most, although not all, of these bodies have been dated to the Iron Age. Many show signs of having been killed and deposited in a similar manner, indicating some sort of ritual element, which many archaeologists believe show that these were the victims of human sacrifice in Iron Age Germanic paganism; though Cornelius Tacitus specifically describes bogging as a form of (sacralized) capital punishment in his 1st century work Germania.Hundreds of bog bodies have been recovered and studied. For a list of much more bog bodies visit wikipedia
And some reconstructions of what seemed to be the original people have been made, especially for two women:
Η τριάδα Macdonald ως τρόπος πρόβλεψης μετέπειτα βίαιων συμπεριφορών: Μύθος ή Πραγματικότητα; - Της Ειρήνης – Έλλης Μπούτσικα Τι είναι η «Τριάδα Macdonald» Η Τριάδα Macdonald (γνωστή και ως «triad of sociopathy») είναι μια σειρά τριών συμπεριφορικών ...
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