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

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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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Fascinatingly gruesome!

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

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"Well my boy, the good news is that long after we are all gone and forgotten, you will be famous..."

"Gee! That's great!"

"Now for the bad news"

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“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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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/news/science-environment-24053119

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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.

WOOOO!!!!

Sean Connory: "You call this Archeology??"

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WOOOO!!!!

Sean Connory: "You call this Archeology??"

I think nipples are important to be honest,

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