The Tollund Man was so perfectly preserved in Denmark’s Jutland bog that at first his head and face were mistaken for a murder victim and police were called. Finally, baffled, the officials called in an archaeology professor, who said the victim was over 2,000 years old. When he was found, he wore a pointed skin cap fastened under his chin with a hide thong and a smooth hide belt. There was also a garrote (made to strangle someone) of hide drawn around his neck. Because the rest of his body was not as well preserved, they let it skeletonize and reconstructed it, with the original head. (via 10 Ancient Bodies Preserved in the Bogs of Europe)
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