Bog bodies

@ElicBxn (60892)
United States
November 11, 2008 5:38pm CST
My friends all know that my roomie is interested in mummies and bog bodies. Well, she shared this site with me of some bog bodies. If you click on the pictures they blow up in a new window. Now, these people were killed before their bodies were put in the bogs. I, because I love history and because of the roomie's fascination with bog bodies, but what all they did is kind of amazing, in a gruesome sort of way, of how much punishment a body could survive. Anyway, here is the link to the site: http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/bog/violence1.html
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Heehee..I'm familiar with the bog bodies. Most were found in Denmark and are thought to have been sacrificial victims of the early Vikings. I actually have a short story idea kicking in my mind using the bog body concepts...LOL. The preservation of the bodies is fantastic though, better than the Egyptian mummies, don't you think?
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Well, actually most of these pre-date the Vikings, tho it may be their ancestors that did it.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I guess I don't have a problem with it. The Egyptians thought so long as your name was remembered, you lived. Well, they tried to wipe Tut out, but he survives and is best known of all. So, these poor people were murdered/sacrificed but they "survive" while their killers are long gone!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Thanks for sharing with us. I will have to check it out when I find me some free time to do so. Things like this truly amaze me also.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Free time? What's that? These things are so amazing, I just love this stuff!
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11 Nov 08
Hi ElicBxn, It is very gruesome but fascenating, you can see the way the are clothes and imagine what their lives were like, what about the hair? its amazing! Tamara
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
11 Nov 08
It is amazing - huh? I think it is amazing that we can see how these people dressed, wore their hair, heck, even know what one of them ATE from 2000 years ago!
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• United States
22 Nov 08
Bog bodies are interesting, it makes me wonder why the body does not decay in the bog. I know the facts it just amazes me.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Well, the tannins in the water basically tan the body, but the bones desolve so they are swashed.
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• United States
30 Nov 08
thanks
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
yes I too find it all so fascinating.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Thanks, winterose, I do try to find great things to share with my friends!
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@BarBaraPrz (21658)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Nov 08
Interesting site... wish there were more photos of each individual because I found it difficult to see some of what was described in the commentary.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I agree, but it is still a very interesting site. Most of these I hadn't seen any pictures for before.
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