Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lindow bog man at the British Museum

A brief film of the remarkable bog man of Lindow, on display at the British Museum.

The Lindow Man is an example of a Celtic human sacrifice discovered in a bog near Manchester in 1984 by peat-cutters, a find known as a bog body. The body is now on display in The British Museum. The body's legs and pelvis were missing, leaving the chest, head and arms.

The book, The Life and Death of a Druid Prince, by Anne Ross and Don Robins (Simon & Schuster, New York, 1989, ISBN 0671741225), is an excellent document for the historical reasoning, and some archaeological reasoning, for the ideas of Lindow Man's social status, and suspected reasons for death. While not an exhaustive overview of the archaeological procedures used in the uncovering of the peat bog body, authors Anne Ross and Don Robins attempt to provide insights to the Celtic and Druidic worlds of Lindow Man's age.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this was not helpful at all!!!