The Tollund Man is the naturally mummified corpse ("a bog body") of a man who lived during the" 4th century BC, during the Pre-Roman Iron Age. He was found in 1950 in Denmark, with physical features were so well-preserved that he was mistaken at the time of discovery for a recent murder victim.
The Tollund Man, found preserved in a bog in Denmark. He's well over 2000 years old. The head is surprisingly well-preserved, including his fur-lined leather hat, hair, facial whiskers, the braided line . . .
The Elling Woman is a 'bog body' discovered in 1938 west of Silkeborg, Denmark. The Tollund Man was later discovered around 60 metres (200 ft) away, twelve years after the Elling Woman's discovery. She was about 25 years old. Like the Tollund man she was hanged (probably as a sacrifice) around 280 BCE. She has become somewhat famous because of her elaborate braid.
The Tollund Man is the naturally mummified corpse of a man who lived during the 4th century BC. He was found in 1950 buried in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark, which preserved his body. Such a find is known as a bog body. The head and face were so well-preserved that he was mistaken at the time of discovery for a recent murder victim.
closer pic. Wow...amazing!! Tollund Man One of the many 'bog-people discovered in the peat bogs of Northern Europe. His remains were uncovered in 1950 by villagers in the town of Tollund, Denmark, who were gathering peat for fuel.