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
Series: NYRB Classics S.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 31st August 2004
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.41