Iron Age ‘bog bodies’ unveiled

Archaeologists have unveiled two Iron Age “bog bodies” which were found in the Republic of Ireland, just 25 miles apart. The bodies, which are both male and have been dated to more than 2,000 years ago, probably belong to the victims of a ritual sacrifice.

Forensic analysis has revealed quite a bit about the lifestyles of these bog bodies – for example, one of them, Clonycavan man, had been using a type of Iron Age hair gel; a vegetable plant oil mixed with a resin that had probably come from south-western France or Spain.

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