Bog bodies: the Grauballe Man by Pauline Asingh and Niels Lynnerup
The discovery of the well-preserved bog body: “Grauballe Man” was a worldwide sensation when excavated in 1952. Grauballe Man was exhibited to the public, still drenched with bog water and resting on the block of peat only a few days after his discovery. At the time, several scientific investigations were carried out, and Grauballe Man has since been on exhibit at the Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus, Denmark. Recently, new scientific investigations were carried out, revealing much new data. This kind of find, however, also raises many questions regarding conservation efforts, exhibition and the ethics of putting human remains on display.