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Series: NYRB Classics
Publication Date: August 31, 2004
The Bog PeopleIron Age Man Preserved
by P.V. Glob, introduction by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, introduction by Paul T. Barber, translated from the Danish by Rupert Bruce-Mitford
One spring morning two men cutting peat in a Danish bog uncovered a well-preserved body of a man with a noose around his neck. Thinking they had stumbled upon a murder victim, they reported their discovery to the police, who were baffled until they consulted the famous archaeologist P.V. Glob. Glob identified the body as that of a two-thousand-year-old man, ritually murdered and thrown in the bog as a sacrifice to the goddess of fertility.
Written in the guise of a scientific detective story, this classic of archaeological history—a best-seller when it was published in England but out of print for many years—is a thoroughly engrossing and still reliable account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the European Iron Age.
Includes 76 black-and-white photographs. by P.V. Glob, introduction by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, introduction by Paul T. Barber, translated from the Danish by Rupert Bruce-Mitford
A fascinating account of the discoveries and of what they tell us about the life and death of the Iron Age people.
— Times Literary Supplement
Glob deserves gratitude not only for preserving these astonishing underground survivors physically, but for a fascinating exposition of their way of life.
— Daily Telegraph
A splendid book, full of detail and fascination not only for the specialist, who would indeed benefit from reading it, but for anyone interested in the techniques and results of first-rate archaeological research.