Bog Bodies

Bog Bodies

SBS2  |  March 18, 2010

In late 2004, two Iron Age "bog bodies" were found in the prehistoric peat bogs of the Republic of Ireland - victims of an ancient ritual sacrifice - just 25 miles apart. As two of the three bog bodies ever found, the discovery of Old Croghan Man and Clonycavan Man was a turning point in archaeology and Irish history.

In late 2004, two Iron Age "bog bodies" were found in the prehistoric peat bogs of the Republic of Ireland - victims of an ancient ritual sacrifice - just 25 miles apart. As two of the three bog bodies ever found, the discovery of Old Croghan Man and Clonycavan Man was a turning point in archaeology and Irish history.

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