Friday, 12 August 2011

'Late prehistoric' bog body found in Laois bog

Thought to be the body of a woman, with some interesting details about the deposition of the body:

The body is estimated to be over 2,000 years old. It appears the torso and head, which were in a leather bag, did not survive. The legs, however, were not enclosed by the bag and were preserved by chemicals in the peat.
Found in the Cul na Móna bog between Abbeyleix and Portlaoise, it was discovered by an employee operating a milling machine on Wednesday evening.