The 2200 year old hand of Old Croghan man - An Irish bog mummy. Old Croghan man was found in a bog beneath Croghan Hill in Co. Offaly and based on radiocarbon dating he died sometime between 362 BC and 175 BC . He was extremely tall measuring 6ft 6 in height and had well manicured hands suggesting that he was not used to manual labour. His last meal (analysed from the contents in his stomach) consisted of cereals and milk
Iron Age female outfit complete. This is the real thing — a full costume retrieved from a Danish peat bog. The woman wore a thin linen undergarment, a woolen skirt & scarf, and then two lamb skin capes, the first turned wool side in, the second wool side out. The inner cape had a patch sewn on inside which was a comb, hairband and cord. She also wore woolen headband and a finger ring. The scarf was once red and the skirt blue
Clonycavan man, 5ft 2 in height, was recovered from a bog in Co. Meath and only his upper torso and head survived. The remains were radiocarbon dated to between 392 BC and 201 BC and, unusually, his hair was spiked with pine resin, a very early form of hair gel. Furthermore, the trees from which the resin was sourced only grow in Spain and south-west France, indicating the presence of long distance trade routes.