Borremose II
Human Mummy
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Biographical Information
Name(s) Unknown
Age 400 BCE
Sex Female
Status N/A
Height 30 cm
Culture N/A
Date(s) 1947
Site Borremose bog
Current Location
Location Borremose, Denmark
Catalog #


This mummy was found about a kilometre away from the Borremose Man. The decomposition state of the body made it very difficult to determine the sex of the mummy. It was found facing down on birch bark. The stomach was found naked while the lower body was covered by a cloak made of twill fabric and a shawl.


This mummy was naturally mummified in a peat bog, which is a deposit of dead material. It is one of the four main types of wetlands.


She was most likely strangled, she had a broken half leg, and a crushed skull. Considering the time, hanging was a death punishment so was common to be strangled.

Additional InfoEdit

A leather cord with an amber bead and bronze plate were around the neck. The bones of an infant and a ceramic jar were lying nearby.


Andersen, S., Geertinger, P., "Bog bodies investigated in the light of forensic medicine." Journal of Danish archaeology Vol. 3 1984, s. 111-119.
Coles, B. & Coles, J., People of the wetlands. Bogs, bodies and lake-dwellers. Guild publishing. London, 1989
Gill-Robinson, Heather (2005). The Iron Age Bog Bodies of the Archäologische Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf. pp. 64–65.
Lauber, Patricia G. (1985). Tales Mummies Tell. Harper Collins. p. 128. ISBN 0690043899.
van der Sanden, Wijnand (1996). Through Nature to Eternity - The Bog Bodies of Northwest Europe. Amsterdam: Batavian Lion International. pp. 137 Fig 137. ISBN 90-6707-418-7.

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