Tollund

Tollund

 

a village, in central Jutland, near Silkeborg, in Denmark. In 1950, a well-preserved man’s corpse dating from the early Iron Age was found at the bottom of a peat bog in Tollund. The corpse, probably a sacrifice, was lying in a sleeping posture on its right side. On the head was a leather cap, a leather belt was around the trunk, and around the neck was a leather-thong noose, which was evidently used to strangle the man. After restoration, the head was placed on display in the Silkeborg city museum. A number of similar finds have been excavated in Denmark.

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These include: a prehistoric baby woolly mammoth (Lyuba) from the Arctic Circle, a steppe bison named Blue Babe from Alaska 36,000 years ago, an Ice Age man named Otzi in the Austrian-Italian Alps from 5,300 years ago, King Tut from Egypt 3,300 years ago, Ramesses III from Egypt over 3,000 years ago, Pharaoh's dog from Egypt 3,000+ years ago, a cat mummy from Egypt 3,000 years ago, Tamut, a temple singer from Egypt 2,900 years ago, Tollund Mand from Denmark, 2,300-2,400 years ago, Lady Dai from China 2,200 years ago, an Inca maiden from Argentina 500 years ago, and last, Vladimir Lenin from Russia, 1924.
use of such practices in "The Tollund Man" and "The
There you can taste the fiskesuppe (fish soup) that the Tollund Man, whose remains are on display, so much enjoyed.
(61) While this imagery anticipates the bog bodies that Heaney describes in several of his poems, in 'The Tollund Man' (1972) for example; it is worth noting that even before Rathlin was written, Elizabeth Rawdon (Lady Moira, 1789-1808) had published the first known scientific investigation of a bog body in the journal Archaeologia, following a discovery on Drumkeeragh Mountain, County Down, on Lord Moira's land in the 1780s.
Heaney, whose work includes Digging and Tollund Man, was made a EX-Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French ministry of culture in 1996.
In a sonnet called Excavation & Recovery, Jamie perhaps casts a Bronze Age logboat as her Tollund Man, this relic given up by Tay mud, but her focus shifts to the river, to the means and not the end.
"Bill had read about other bog mummies - there was a very famous one in Denmark called the Tollund Man that was found in the 50s - so he wondered, if peat has all these marvellous qualities to preserve people's skin, why not use it in skincare?
"We have been looking at 'mysteries' in history, stories of things such as Jack the Ripper and the Tollund Man, where we have to think about what could have happened.
(2) The poem Bogland appears in the collection Door Into The Dark (1969); The Tollund Man and Nerthus in Wintering Out (1972); Belderg, Bog Queen, The Grauballe Man, Punishment, Come to the Bower, Strange Fruit and Kinship in North (1975).
for the text of "The Tollund Man," see Opened Ground 62-63;
(Virtue is used in its older meaning of strength here.) In The Tollund Man in Springtime the Tollund Man who passes 'Unregistered by scans, screens, hidden eyes' lapping time in himself, finds 'Newfound contrariness': In check-out lines, at cash points, in those queues Of wired far-faced smilers, I stood off, Bulrush, head in air, far from its long lough.