The Five Greatest Mysteries Of Human History

Published September 17, 2011
Updated October 8, 2018

The Greatest Mysteries Of The World: The Bog Bodies

Bog Bodies History Mystery

The bog bodies, or bog people, are the naturally preserved human corpses that were found in the sphagnum bogs in Northern Europe. Rather than decomposing, the bog provided the perfect conditions to preserve the bodies, leaving the skin and internal organs relatively intact.

Biggest Mysteries Of Human History Bog People

The thousands of bodies found can be dated back to the Iron Age and many reveal signs of being murdered. It is widely believed that the bodies are sacrificial victims of pagan rituals or a form of criminal punishment.

However, there is no conclusive evidence as to why the thousands of bodies were dumped, especially since the bodies have been found sporadically throughout Germany, Ireland, Britain, Netherlands and Denmark.

Bog Bodies Greatest Mysteries Of Human History

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