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The Bog People : Iron-Age Man Preserved - P. V Glob

The Bog People

Iron-Age Man Preserved

By: P. V Glob

Paperback Published: 30th July 2004
ISBN: 9781590170908
Number Of Pages: 304

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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.

A fascinating account of the discoveries and of what they tell us about the life and death of the Iron Age people.
-- Times Literary Supplement

Glob deserves gratitude not only for preserving these astonishing underground survivors physically, but for a fascinating exposition of their way of life.
-- Daily Telegraph

A splendid book, full of detail and fascination not only for the specialist, who would indeed benefit from reading it, but for anyone interested in the techniques and results of first-rate archaeological research.
-- Nature

ISBN: 9781590170908
ISBN-10: 1590170903
Series: New York Review Books Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th July 2004
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.41