Datgen Man
Human Mummy
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Biographical Information
Name(s) Datgen Man
Age 30 (at time of death)
Sex Male
Culture German
Date(s) 135-385 CE

Found in 1959

Site Schleswig-Holstein
Current Location
Location Germany
Catalog #

The remains of this thirty year old male were found in 1959 near Datgen, Germany. The body had been decapitated, stabbed, and beaten. His severed head was found three meters from his body. The hair displayed a Seubian knot.


The remains were found at Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. The remains were preserved in the form of Bog bodies. Which are naturally preserved corpses of humans recovered from peat bogs.


Bog bodies have been most commonly found in Northern European countries. The carbon 14 dating has been used to determine an age range for bodies found in this manner. he died in a hole.


Bones, A., (2016). The Bog Bodies at the Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum. Retrieved March 14, 2016, from

Schleswig-Holstein. (2016, March 10). Retrieved March 14, 2016, from

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