The Iron Age – the bog

In ancient Denmark, people did not built temples the way they did in the Roman Empire or ancient Greece. Instead, people went out into nature and sacrificed their offerings in lakes and bogs. The bog was a holy place and a portal into another world – the world of the Gods.


The offerings in the bog

The tour focuses on the bog as a part of nature as well as the place where people through thousands of years made offerings to the Gods. Among these the greatest offering of them all – a human being. The Grauballe Man is the world’s best-preserved bog body. The tour will take a close look at him and examine the methods which scientists have used to investigate his life – age, health, last meal, and death. You will also hear about the preserving qualities of the bog.


Grauballemand is being x-rayed - Video in Danish