Bog body hand

Kingship & Sacrifice: Bog Bodies Tour

Deliberate deposition of human remains in bogs occurred in Ireland during the Iron Age Period, 400 BC-400 AD when the individuals who were chosen for placement in the bog appear to have been ritually sacrificed. Who were the bog bodies? What can they tell us about society and religion and our connections to others in Europe 2,000 years ago? This tour explores the stories behind the bog bodies,
Excavating in the bog
the special preservative qualities of bogs and crucial role that science plays in unlocking the answers to these fascinating questions on our past.

This tour also includes other finds from Irish bogs including bog butter and the Petrie Crown.

Maximum: 15 per group. Duration approx. 45 minutes. Wheelchair accessible.

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