Rendswühren Man
Human Mummy
Rendswühren Man
Biographical Information
Name(s) Rendswühren Man
Age Estimated between 40-50 years
Sex Male
Status unknown
Height unknown
Culture unknown
Date(s) 100 B.C.-A.D. 100
Site Heidmoor Fen, near Kiel in Germany
Current Location
Location Germany
Catalog # Bog Bodies of the Iron Age


Rendswühren Man was between the ages of 40 to 50 years in Germany. There is no available information on early childhood. He was murdered and his preserved body to be exhibited on a farm cart in a nearby barn. During this period visitors helped themselves to souvenirs both from the body itself and from the clothing. The dead man became the first bog man to be photographed–being stood up on the tips of his toes for the purpose.


His caretakers in the 19th century smoked his body in order to preserve it.


No information available


He was found in 1871. He likely died from a blow to his head. He was battered to death which left a triangular hole in his head. He was found naked, with a piece of leather on his left leg. Near his body were the remnants of a woolen cloak and a skin cape.

Additional InfoEdit

External LinksEdit


Bog Bodies of the Iron Age. (n.d.). Retrieved January 12, 2016, from

Theossuary. (2011, November 25). Retrieved January 12, 2016, fromühren-man-was-found-in-1871-near-kiel

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