The Tollund Man, curled up in fetal position

No mercy

Bog body deaths reveal a gruesome trend throughout history

But many deaths remain shrouded in mystery.

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Europe’s peat bogs are teeming with life — and also death.


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Due to their unique environment, peat bogs naturally preserve human remains and keep them in remarkable shape for hundreds to thousands of years.