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The Bog People

Iron Age Man Preserved

Written by P.V. GlobAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by P.V. Glob
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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.

  • The Bog People by P.V. Glob
  • August 31, 2004
  • History - Social History
  • NYRB Classics
  • $16.95
  • 9781590170908

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