The intact 2,000-year-old man’s mummy reveals a creepy sacrifice
The man’s body was discovered in a peat pool at Lindow Moss near Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. Notably, this body is so well preserved in nature that the cause of ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ and the last meal can be easily recognized.
According to scientists, when this corpse named Lindow Man ᴅɪᴇᴅ, he was a healthy male, in his 20s. At the same time, this man may have had a high status in the society of the time due to the lack of physical evidence of having worked hard.
Until now, scientists have not found the exact reason why Lindow Man’s body is so well preserved in natural conditions. However, they have determined the cause of ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ and have theorized a macabre sacrificial ritual.
Lindow Man’s body is preserved in the museum. Photo: Ted-ed.
Accordingly, Lindow Man experienced a very scary ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ when there were many wounds to the head, neck, chest and ribs. Most of the wounds are caused by blunt objects that exert strong force on the body, but there are still some cuts in the neck and chest.
According to Anne Ross, a scholar of Celtic and Don Robins history at University College London, the Lindow Man may have been the victim of a special sacrifice. Because, in his stomach there is a piece of burnt bread that has not been fully digested.
In ancient Celtic culture, the victims chosen to be sacrificed would have to pick pieces of bread that were packed in sacks. And the unlucky person to hit the burnt piece of bread will become the one who is sacrificed. In addition, scientists also confirm that it is more likely that Lindow Man was sacrificed to call for the help of three Celtic gods to prevent a Roman attack against the Celts in 60 AD. Congregation.