Thousands of years ago, butter was stashed and preserved in the bogs, and it is now being found. The butter was mostly made of tallow, lard or diary fat. It looks and smells terrible, but, well, it’s 5000 years old… And bog butter isn’t the only thing they’re finding. There are also bog bodies.
#3 Tollund Man Tollund Man is one of the most famous bog bodies. It was discovered in Denmark in 1950. He was wearing nothing but a belt and a felt hat, as well as remains of a noose around his neck.
#4 Grauballe Man A few years later, Grauballe Man was found, also in Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula. He was completely naked, and had stark red hair that scientists believed to be a result of the bog’s discoloration. It appears that his neck was slit so viciously that his attacker severed his esophagus and trachea. Amazingly, his bones were preserved.
#5 Lindow Man Then there’s Lindow Man. This bog body was found in England in 1984, and up to now it’s the most intact bog body to be found in the country. Lindow Man’s body shows evidence of a violent murder. He was first struck by a blunt weapon of some kind that knocked him unconscious but didn’t kill him. Then, his attackers stabbed him in the chest, and a sinew cord found with his body suggests he was also strangled. Life was not easy back then either…