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[Merged] Laois ‘bog body’ said to be world’s oldest

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:58 PM

The mummified remains of a body found in a Laois bog two years ago have been found to date back to 2,000BC, making it the oldest “bog body” discovered anywhere in the world.

The 4,000-year-old remains, which predate the famed Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun by nearly 700 years, are those of a young adult male.

He is believed to have met a violent death in some sort of ritual sacrifice.

http://www.irishtime...ldest-1.1483171

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:46 PM

Fascinatingly gruesome!

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:51 PM

Very interesting. Too bad it was partially destroyed. Still, that's better than being wholly destroyed.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

“We believe that the victims of these ritual killings are kings that have failed in their kingship and have been sacrificed as a consequence.” Oh, well. It didn't work out so just kill him and put him in the bog. No worries.




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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:50 AM

Cashel Man has had the weight of the world on his shoulders, quite literally, for 4,000 years.

Compressed by the peat that has preserved his remains, he looks like a squashed, dark leather holdall.

Apart, that is, from one forlorn arm that stretches out and upward and tells us something of the deliberate and extremely violent death that he suffered 500 years before Tutankhamen was born.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-24053119

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:55 AM

View Postseeder, on 24 September 2013 - 05:50 AM, said:


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Because Cashel Man's chest was destroyed by the milling machine that uncovered him, the researchers are unable to examine the state of his nipples.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 25 September 2013 - 12:55 AM, said:

WOOOO!!!!

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I think nipples are important to be honest,

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