This is creepy, but interesting!
Bog bodies have been found throughout north-west Europe. These bodies, which are both male and have been dated to more than 2,000 years ago, probably belong to the victims of a ritual sacrifice. They were found in the Republic of Ireland.
In common with other bog bodies, they show signs of having been tortured before their deaths. "My belief is that these burials are offerings to the gods of fertility by kings to ensure a successful reign." reports Ned Kelly, National Museum of Ireland
This body dropped off a peat cutting machine in February 2003 in Clonycavan, near Dublin. The forearms, hands and lower abdomen are missing, believed to have been hacked off by the machine.
Clonycavan man was a young male no more than 5ft 2in tall. Beneath his hair, which retains its unusual "raised" style, was a massive wound caused by heavy cutting object that smashed open his skull.
Chemical analysis of the hair revealed that he had been using a type of Iron Age hair gel; a vegetable plant oil mixed with a resin that had probably come from south-western France or Spain.
Hundreds of bodies have been recovered from peat wetlands across Northern Europe. The earliest accounts date back to the 18th Century. The unique chemistry of peat bogs essentially mummifies bodies.