Archaeologists Found Body That Is Over 2,000 Years Old, What They Discovered Will Make You Cringe

2000 year old body peat bogArchaeology is a fascinating subject. Even more exciting when you go digging and find artifacts dating from a hundred to thousand years old. It’s not just for the scientists and nerds.


Who knows what secrets you can find just by digging up the soil? It could be fascinating or cringe worthy just like what these archaeologists dug up.

There are a lot of history that’s buried underneath the soil waiting to be discovered. Who knows, you could make the next best discovery. So gather up your tools and start digging. But before that let’s check out what these archaeologists found on a 2000-year-old body.

10. Accidental Discovery


Archaeologists find pretty amazing and sometimes horrifying things underneath the soil. Like what they found back in 1950. But before the archaeologists came, two brothers were cutting peat from a peat bog when they discovered a body.

It was just an ordinary day for these two when they stumbled upon something cringe worthy. But before checking out what they discovered let’s find out what a peat bog is.

9. Peat Bog

bog butter archaeologist

A bog is a wetland that accumulates partially decayed plants or organic matter. Peat is harvested as an important source of fuel in some parts of the world. So we can say that the two brothers were busy at work when they stumbled upon a body.

Aside from dead bodies, which is actually rare to find at peat bogs, bog butter is usually found. Like the one on the photo above. It is made up of lard, tallow or dairy fat. It has a yellowish color and disgusting smell. It’s likely an old method of making and preserving butter, some tested lumps were made of dairy products while others were meat-based. We’ll pass on this one.

8. Dead Body

The two brothers who unearthed this body thought that this person must have been a recent murder victim. So they immediately called up the police to report the incident.

The police then consulted archaeologists because the body didn’t look ordinary and was perfectly preserved. Even its clothing was still intact.

7. Tollund Man

tollund manWhen the archaeologists examined the body it was no ordinary dead body. It was named the Tollund Man and is a naturally mummified corpse of a man who lived during the 4th century BC, during the period described in Scandinavia as the Pre-Roman Iron Age.

He was found in 1950 on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark, buried in a peat bog which preserved his body. This find is known as a bog body.