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The Tollund Man–A Well-preserved Mummy Nearly 2,000 Years Old

By Diana Edelman, USA, March 2012

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In Denmark, peat bogs are not just for harvesting peat. Or, at least, that’s what it would seem. In 1950, Viggo and Emil Højgaard stumbled upon the remains of a mummified corpse, buried under a two-meter layer of peat on the Jutland Peninsula. Originally thought to be a recent victim of murder, it was determined by an archaeology professor that what the two had found was not, in fact, a recent corpse, but one which had been buried there for more than two thousand years.

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