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Irish Bog body actually that of sacrificed King

Last week I posted that the legs of an Iron Age woman had been found in bog in Ireland. It turns out that the body is actually male, and may be that of a sacrificed Irish king.

Initially the body was examined on site. They experts had believed that it was the body of a young woman and that her torso had been separated from her lower limbs. They had thought that her torso decomposed because it was wrapped in leather.

However once the body was removed from the bog and re-examined in cold storage at the museum they realized that the body was simply in a very contorted position. What they had thought was a leather bag was in fact the man’s torso.

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Story: Cathy Hayes, Irish Central | Photo: Irish Central

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