Yde Girl is a female bog body.
A CT scan suggested that she was 16 years old when she died (her wisdom teeth had neither formed roots nor erupted). The scan also revealed that she had scoliosis or curvature of the spine; she was a little more than 4.5 feet tall. Part of her right foot appeared swollen, as if she placed most of her body weight on that side. Scientists have speculated whether this abnormality had any impact on the cause of her death. Carbon-14 dating suggests that she died in the first century A.D.
Yde girl died from a belt being wrapped around her neck and a stab wound on her collar bone. Some archaeologists believe she was asleep during her murder, because of the "peaceful expression" her face wears. This also suggested that she was sacrificed as it wouldn't have been as peaceful otherwise.
Richard Neave, an English artist created a wax model of what the Yde Girl may have looked like when alive. Neave is also responsible for the reconstruction of Lindow Man and Welsh murder victim Karen Price.
|Pronunciation||EE - dah|
|Carbon 14 Dating||54 BCE - 128 CE
(1,885 - 2,067 years ago)
|Cause of Death||Strangulation, stab|