Bog Bodies of the Iron Age- More than a thousand preserved bodies and skeletons have emerged from the peat bogs of Northwest Europe, and scientists now have the tools to study the remains in such detail that they can, in a sense, resurrect ancient people.
This ancient piece of art, known as the Parade Helmet, dates back to c.350 BCE and was found buried in a cave in Agris, Western France. The cap, neck guard and cheek guards are all cluttered with lavish gold tendril and leaf design with the gold, red coral inlays providing an effectual contrast.
Is this the world's oldest body found in a bog? 4,000-year-old remains found in Ireland predates Tutankhamun The mummy was pulled from a County Laois bog and dates back to 2,000 BC The young adult male is believed to have been a victim of ritual sacrifice Ireland's bogs can preserve bodies for thousands of years but experts claim that few have been as well preserved as this one
principi.jpg 891×1,181 pixels Organisation and co-ordination of an exhibition at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Abruzzo (Chieti 21st June - 3rd September 2000) where three famous tall stone statues dating from the Iron Age are displayed together for the first time. The statues belong to the Italic Picene and the Germanic Hallstatt Civilisations, which influenced each other through mutual contact. Soprintendenza archeologica dell’Abruzzo