Exloërmond Man
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Exloërmond Man
Age Unknown
Sex Male
Status Worker in an Iron Age village
Height Unknown
Culture Funnelbeaker Culture
Date(s) 365–150 BCE
Site Peat site located in Drenthe
Current Location
Location Drenthe, Netherlands
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The Exloërmond Man is one of the lesser know bog bodies found in Drenthe, Netherlands. He was discovered on the 15th of May 1914 under peat. Being located in what was considered an Iron Age village a few kilometers from Northern Netherlands, it is theorized that the Exloërmond Man was a worker in his village who died of natural conditions.


During the time of the Exloërmond Man's mummification, he was laid face down with his arms and legs extended. When discovered, the body was very well preserved from the mummification, but due to the body being face down when buried, the front side had not been as preserved as the back side. Over time and with a lack of treatment, parts of the body have deteriorated greatly causing wrinkling and loss of some soft tissue.


Although the Exloërmond Man was discovered with many other bog bodies in Drenthe, Netherlands, it is a bog body that has not had many studies conducted on. The major study that was conducted was to discover the gender of the body. It was difficult to find due to the deterioration of the front of the body and genitalia. After facial hair was found, the Exloërmond Man was determined to be a male.


It is understood that the Exloërmond Man did not have any specific conditions or diseases which lead to his death. He had not been buried with any artifacts, nor had he received any type of treatment. Although the cause of death is unknown, it is speculated that it was natural.

Additional Info

The Exloërmond Man is currently in an exhibition in the Drenthe Museum with other famous bog bodies such as the Yde Girl, the Weerdinge Men, and the Emmer-Erscheidenveen Man.

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