07 Jan 2006

Two Iron-Age “Bog-Bodies” Found in Ireland


Bog Bodies

An international team of archaelogists working at the Museum of Ireland released information today on the forensic analysis of two Iron Age bodies discovered in Irish bogs. The bodies were both found in the course of routine work in peat bogs 25 miles apart. The first body, found at Clonycavan in February, 2003, was that of a young man 5′ 2″ in height, with unusually-styled pomaded hair. The second, found in the course of clearing a ditch near Croghan Hill, County Offaly, was that of an exceptionally large male individual estimated to have been 6’6″ in height. Both bodies exhibited signs of extreme violence.

BBC account.

Irish Times



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