History and archaeology fanatics, listen up!
A bog body has been found in Co. Meath, Ireland. It was found on Friday 7th December by Bord na Móna workers. Conservation officers from the National Museum of Ireland brought the headless body to the conservation department, where tests and examinations will be carried out on the body over the coming weeks.
Although the body was found headless, it is thought that this does not necessarily mean that the body was buried in that form. As the bog is being milled at the moment, it is highly possible that its head was cut off during the work.
It is thought at this point that the body had no clothes. Further details on the age and sex of the bog body will be released in the following weeks, once it has been examined in greater detail.
The bog body joins an array of Irish bog bodies, with four more bodies found in similar circumstances on display in the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street in Dublin.
Some of the most well known and best preserved bog bodies in the world come from Jutland, Denmark. Notable examples include The Grauballe Man and The Tollund Man.