The Bog People
Iron Age Man Preserved
ISBN10: 1590170903 ISBN13: 9781590170908 Contributors: Barber, Elizabeth Wayland (Introduction); Barber, Paul T. (Introduction) Publisher: New York Review of Books Published: Jul 30 2004 Pages: 200 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
One spring morning two men cutting peat in a Danish bog uncovered a well-preserved body of a man with a noose around his neck. Thinking they had stumbled upon a murder victim, they reported their discovery to the police, who were baffled until they consulted the famous archaeologist P.V. Glob. Glob identified the body as that of a two-thousand-year-old man, ritually murdered and thrown in the bog as a sacrifice to the goddess of fertility.
Written in the guise of a scientific detective story, this classic of archaeological history--a best-seller when it was published in England but out of print for many years--is a thoroughly engrossing and still reliable account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the European Iron Age.
Includes 76 black-and-white photographs.