The Bunsoh Man is a type of mummy known as a bog body. Bog bodies are naturally mummified in a peat bog. The Bunsoh Man was found in a bog in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany and is between 560-620 years old. The body was discovered 100 cm below the surface of the bog on 17 May 1890 by peat workers. Along with a woolen textile, many birch branches were found over the body. After the body had been moved to storage, it decomposed severely. It is unknown what the cause of death was, although it is thought by some that the textile was used as a garrote for strangulation.


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