The examination of the Tollund Man at the National Museum of Denmark in 1950 revealed an unusually well-preserved body of an adult male who was approximately 30 to 40 years old when he died. The Tollund Man is probably the most well-preserved body from pre-historic times in the world.
- Use the following resources to find out: Who was Tollund man? Why do historians think his was a recent death?
- Saldais, M, Taylor, Tony, Young, C. 'Investigating two mysteries of history: Tollund man', in Oxford Big Ideas: History 7, South Melbourne, Vic. p. 79
- History channel: Tollund man discovered
- National Geographic: Tales from the bog
- Real Archaeology: Tollund Man: Peat bogs today and in the Iron Age
- Tollund Man: a face from prehistoric Denmark