Irish bog body may be world’s oldest
Published on August 20th, 2013 | by Admin0
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.
The body was unearthed in the Cúl na Móna bog in Cashel in 2011 by a Bord na Móna worker operating a milling machine.
Story: Eoin Burke-Kennedy, Irish Times | Photo: Alan Betson, Irish Times