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.
Paperback | $19.95
Published by NYRB Classics Aug 31, 2004| 304 Pages| 6 x 8-9/10| ISBN 9781590170908
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. — Nature