Archaeology in the news! The latest on Irish bog bodies

Just in case your Tuesday morning needed some bog folks up in it…[[posterous-content:BysqxCzjzHIIIcwIkhyJ]]

Bog bodies are kings sacrificed by Celts says experts

An expert has stated that the latest bog body found in Ireland has proven that belief that the Celts ritually sacrificed their kings to the Gods.

The body also proves  they underwent horrible deaths, if the times turned bad under their reign.

The latest Iron Age bog body dating back to at least 2,000 BC was discovered near Portlaoise in the Irish midlands by an alert bog worker and it bears the same hallmarks of ritual torture that two other famous bodies have.

Ned Kelly, keeper of antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland told the Irish Examiner that a clear pattern has emerged in each case.

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