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The Grauballe Man is a bog body. Found in Jutland, Denmark near a village called Grauballe in 1952. The body was found in a peat bog. (A marshy area usually filled with dead plant matter and moss.) The body dates from late third century BC, during the Germanic Iron Age. For being found in a peat bog 2 millennia later, this body is very well preserved which is what makes this discovery so interesting. There are other body found in the bog that were similarly preserved. The Tollund Man and the Elling Woman. It is thought that these bodies were killed as human sacrifice.

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