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The life and death of a Druid prince : the story of Lindow Man, an archaeological sensation

Author: Anne Ross; Don Robins
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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On Aug. 1, 1984, a workman harvesting peat from Lindow Moss bog near Manchester in the English Midlands made a gruesome discovery: embedded in the sodden peat was the upper half of a slain man, fresh enough to interest the local police. The victim, forensic inspection revealed, had been bludgeoned, garroted with a ceremonial cord, drained of blood and drowned. Scientists soon determined, however, that Lindow Man's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Ross; Don Robins
ISBN: 0671741225 9780671741228
OCLC Number: 24194980
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: 176 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The riddle of the blackened bread --
The silent witness --
Face to face with a Druid --
Lovernios revealed --
The fox's earth --
The black year --
The golden twist --
The triple echo --
The Druids --
Celts and Germans.
Responsibility: Anne Ross and Don Robins.

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On Aug. 1, 1984, a workman harvesting peat from Lindow Moss bog near Manchester in the English Midlands made a gruesome discovery: embedded in the sodden peat was the upper half of a slain man, fresh enough to interest the local police. The victim, forensic inspection revealed, had been bludgeoned, garroted with a ceremonial cord, drained of blood and drowned. Scientists soon determined, however, that Lindow Man's executioners were already far beyond the reach of the law; their victim had died some two millenniums ago, carbon analysis showed, and his flesh had been accidentally preserved by the oxygen-free acidic moisture of the peat. Violence there surely had been, but the evidence suggested that the man had gone willingly to his death as an act of sacrifice.

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