Lindow Man

Credit: Much of the information below was sourced from the Lindow Man article on

Lindow Man, also known as Lindow II and Pete Marsh, is the name given to the naturally-preserved bog body of a Late Iron Age man, discovered in  Lindow Moss peat bog (on the Mobberley side of the border with Wilmslow) on 1 August 1984 by commercial peat-cutters.

Lindow Man is not the only bog body to have been found in the Moss; Lindow Woman was discovered the year before, and other body parts have been recovered.

Lindow Man was a healthy male in his mid-20s. He may have been someone of high status, as his body shows little evidence of heavy or rough work. The nature of his death was violent, perhaps ritualistic; after a last, charred meal of bread, Lindow Man was strangled, hit on the head, and his throat was cut.

His body was deposited into Lindow Moss, face down, some time during the 1st Century AD. The body has been preserved by freeze drying, and is now usually on display in the recently refurbished Gallery 50 of the British Museum, London (there was an unsuccessful capaign for Lindow Man to remain in Manchester after his discovery).

It was on loan from the British Museum under its Partnership UK scheme to form the exhibition "Lindow Man: a bog body mystery" at the Manchester Museum from 19 April 2008 to 19 April 2009 . It has since returned to the British Museum.

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British Museum Article