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The Death Of Tollund Man Remains An Unsolved Mystery

Was he a gift to the gods or a murder victim?

The remains of Tollund Man who was discovered in a Danish peat bog; Source: Science History Institute

In May 1950, Emil and Viggo Hojgarrd were gathering peat in Bjaeldskovdal bog outside the Danish Town of Silkeborg, when they stumbled on the corpse of a mummified man. The man had been buried in a peat bog. From the way the lifeless body had been preserved, the brothers presumed that he had…

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