grauballe

The Grauballe Man is an extremely well preserved human body which was discovered in a peat bog in Denmark, 1952. Believed to date back to the 3rd century BC, a more thorough analysis revealed that the deceased had apparently died due to a deep neck laceration. The individual, which was found to be a man aged around 30 years old at the time of death, may well be an existing example of either an act of human sacrifice or murder as the ear-to-ear wound on his throat ruled out the potentiality of suicide. Due to the remarkable extent of preservation, fingerprints were able to be taken before he was put on display at the Moesgaard Museum. The body can still be seen there today.