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Borremose Man
Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

     Background information about the mummy

Borremose Man (discovered in 1946) was the first of three bodies found in the same Danish bog, named the Borre Fen, over a three year period. 

According to P. V. Glob, a local report described the discovery: "On Sunday afternoon wild rumors were circulating...that a body had been found in Borre Fen. It was thought to be a case of murder, and the fact that the official machinery of police superintendent and district medical officer had been set in motion no doubt encouraged people to expect the worst. When the facts came out, however, they proved to  be something of an anticlimax, although the discovery is, of course, of great historical and archaeological interest."

Examination at the National Museum in Copenhagen revealed that the corpse of the man (a rather short man at 5 feet two inches) had been placed into the bog in a sitting position, his legs bent up. The weight of the peat had pressed against him so much that he was folded tightly together.

His body was well-preserved and showed considerable damage. He was hung, his skull crushed, and his right thigh fractured (the order is not known) before he was placed in the bog. Although he was naked (except for the rope around his neck), two capes had been positioned at his feet and were most likely his. 

 

     Where to see him

Borremose Man is currently not displayed, but may be stored in the basement of the The Nationalmuseet in Copenhagen, Denmark. You can read more about him in The Bog People and Mummies, Disease, and Ancient Cultures.

 

 

 

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