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Dätgen Man
Schleswig, Germany

 

 

     Background information about the mummy

In 1959, the beaten, stabbed and decapitated body of a 30-year-old man was found staked down in a bog near Dätgen, Germany (between Hamburg and Kiel).  His head was found about ten feet from the body.

Because his head and body had been separated and because some of his injuries seem to have been caused after death, some researchers thought that Dätgen Man might not be a sacrificial victim (as is often the case with other bog bodies) but a person who others feared might become wiedergänger (or zombie) after death. To make certain that the body never walked the face of the Earth again, the assailants took steps to incapacitate the corpse. 

 

     Where to see him

The Landesmuseum (Schleswig, Germany) displays Dätgen Man and four other bog bodies, including Windeby I

Two rare images of Dätgen Man can be found in Bodies from the Bog.

 

 

 

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