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The Grauballe Man was found in April, 1952, in a bog near the village of Grauballe near Silkeborg in Jutland, Denmark, by a person digging for peat. Scientists have determined him to be from around 290 BC (2300 years old) and is therefore one of the best preserved bog bodies in the world. The Grauballe Man is very well preserved and its nails and red hair are just amazing to see. Scientists have even taken his fingerprints. Tanning acid present in the peat turned the skin of the body into something like leather and is blackish in colour now. It is believed that the Grauballe Man died from a slit throat, probably a sacrifice to the Goddess of fertility or may even be an execution as punishment for a crime. He was around 30 years old when he was killed.

Address: Moesgård Allé 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg
Website: http://www.moesmus.dk/page.asp?sideid=410&zcs=6

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  • Written Jan 5, 2009
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