Damendorf Man died about 300
B.C. and was discovered thousands of years later in the Eckernförde
district of Germany. Unlike some bog bodies, he was flattened by the
weight of the peat. Only his skin, nails, and hair (as well as his leather
belt and shoes) were preserved.
As P. V. Glob wrote in The
People, "The rest of him has
completely disappeared as if by magic. A split nearly an inch long in the
region of the heart may indicate how he was killed."