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Dätgen Man
Human Mummy
Mummydatgen
Biographical Information
Name(s) Dätgen Man
Age 30
Sex m
Status
Height
Source
Culture
Date(s) 2nd to 4th century AD
Site Dätgen, Germany
Current Location
Location Landesmuseum
Catalog #
Dätgen Man was found in 1959 near Dätgen, Germany. He was about 30 years old at the time of his death. His severed head was found 3 metres (10 feet) from his body.

Dätgen Man was discovered not far from Osterby Man, his body was dated to 150 BC, and like Osterby Man, the remains of Dätgen Man were driven into the bog with wooden stakes.

Pathology

Datgenhead

Detail of Dätgen Man's elaborate hair style

Dätgen Man's head was found some distance from his body, which was staked into the ground, it’s thought to have been staked out post-mortem.

Dätgen Man was apparently beaten and stabbed.The remains were dated to be from the 2nd to 4th century AD

Additional

His hair was arranged in a Suebian knot.


External Links

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-bog-bodies-at-the-schleswig-holstein-landesmuseum-schleswig-germany

http://www.denblauwenswaen.nl/en/geschiedenis/veenlijken/duitsland-polen/

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