9781590170908

The Bog People

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    9781590170908

  • ISBN10:

    1590170903

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2004-08-31
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Summary

One spring morning two men cutting peat in a Danish bog uncovered a well-preserved body of a man with a noose around his neck. Thinking they had stumbled upon a murder victim, they reported their discovery to the police, who were baffled until they consulted the famous archaeologist P.V. Glob. Glob identified the body as that of a two-thousand-year-old man, ritually murdered and thrown in the bog as a sacrifice to the goddess of fertility. Written in the guise of a scientific detective story, this classic of archaeological history--a best-seller when it was published in England but out of print for many years--is a thoroughly engrossing and still reliable account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the European Iron Age. Includes 76 black-and-white photographs.

Author Biography

P. V. Glob (1911-1985) was the Director General of Museums and Antiquities for the State of Denmark and Director of the National Museum in Copenhagen.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
An Answer to a Letter 15(3)
The Tollund Man
18(19)
The Grauballe Man
37(26)
Bog People in Denmark
63(38)
Bog People in Other Countries
101(18)
How They Lived
119(25)
When Death Came
144(49)
Bibliography 193(5)
Index 198

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