Thousands of years ago, unfortunate souls met unusually grisly deaths in peat-drenched bogs, often condemned for some unknown sins or used as sacrifices. These bodies’ gruesome ends kept them uniquely well-preserved: scientists can determine diet, method of death, age, and even hair color of these so-called “bog bodies”.
The Landesmuseum in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany has five of these bodies and one bodiless head in its permanent collection. Some of the museum’s holdings include the following bodies:
|Rendsburg High Bridge||2019||26.8km||site_ao|
|Laboe Naval Memorial||2014||44.9km||site_ao|
|The Bog Bodies at the Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum||2013||0km||site_ao|
|The World’s First and Only Three-Segment Bascule Bridge||2017||43.7km||site_ao|
|Tired of Tinder? Try This Tree||2017||77.5km||site_ao|
|Sechseckbau (today: Student Center Schleswig-Holstein)||41.7km||site_brutalism|
|Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke||2018||9.9km||site_whs|
|Grieving dog owner’s ‘message in a bottle’ found in Germany||2020||38km||post|
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