Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The killing of the Huldremose woman

The Huldremose woman is one of the best preserved bodies from Denmark's prehistory. This Iron Age mummy from year 55 AC was naturally preserved in the Huldremose bog on Djursland, Denmark. Today, almost 2,000 years later, you can see her remains at the National Museum of Denmark. This Iron Age woman was not buried in the normal way of that time. The chord wrapped several times around her head shows that she was strangled and buried far away from where people lived, in a bog - as a sacrifice to the gods. She was accompanied by two skin capes, a woolen skirt, a scarf and a hair band. Her dress is one of the finest preserved female dresses from the Danish prehistory. Read more about the Danish Prehistory exhibition at http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/conten...

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