Iron Age head found in bog belonged to murder victim

Published on March 12th, 2012 | by Admin


The nearly 2,000-year-old head of a man found in a bog in 1958 has undergone a CAT scan, revealing some grizzly details about his death.

Bryan Sitch, curator of archaeology at Manchester Museum, said it now appeared the man was bludgeoned over the head, garrotted then beheaded.

He said: “The radiology staff at the hospital were quite excited to have a 2,000-year-old patient.

“This really was an extraordinary level of violence, it could be that there was some sort of ritual behind this.”

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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