Legs of Iron Age woman found in bog

Published on August 18th, 2011 | by Admin

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The legs of a human sacrificial victim have been recovered from a bog in Ireland.

Initial examinations of the prehistoric remains suggest the victim may have been a human sacrifice between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago. The National Museum of Ireland said the victim’s legs were well preserved but that the torso and head appeared to have been lost. The remains will be removed to the National Museum in Dublin for further examination in the coming days.

There have been over 100 bog bodies found in Ireland, but many were not well preserved.

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Story: Mark Dunphy, Irish Weather Online | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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