The Discovery of Grauballe man
Come with me on a journey through time, let us travel back to 1952 the year Grauballe man was discovered near the sunny Denmark village of Grauballe. April 26th was a lovely day and a group of peat digger's worked merrily in the sun enjoying the warmth on their back's as they dug. Their day although seemingly normal would take a dramatic turn when Tage Busk Soresen, one of the workers, hit with his spade a skull. Alarm and panic captured they whole team of workers, when they realized they had found a body, and order was not restored until the postman passed by and seized control of the situation.
Jutland home of Grauballe man
Jutland home of Grauballe man
Realising that the body was possible an ancient artifact, he sent for the doctor and an amateur archaeologist Ulrik Balslev. When the news broke in the village many spectators came for a glimpse at the remains, one villager even trod on Grauballe mans head. The morning after Professor Glob from the Prehistory Museum at Aarhus organized a visit to the site and consequently the removal of the body, still encased in a block of peat. The body underwent research and many preservation processes. From this methods scientist have discovered much about the man behind the body.
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