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Worsley Man: Hospital scanner probes Iron Age bog death
BBC News ^ | 3-8-2012

Posted on 03/11/2012 5:10:02 PM PDT by Renfield

Bryan Sitch, curator of archaeology at the museum, said it now appeared the man had been beaten about the head, garrotted and then beheaded

The head of an Iron Age man who died almost 2,000 years ago has been scanned in a Manchester hospital to shed light on how he died.

Worsley Man is thought to have lived around 100 AD when Romans occupied much of Britain.

Since its discovery in a Salford peat bog in 1958, the head has been kept at Manchester Museum on Oxford Road.

The scans at the Manchester Children's Hospital have now revealed more details about his violent death...

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; archaeology; bogpeople; britain; forensics; godsgravesglyphs; romanempire; salford; worsleyman
"Bryan Sitch, curator of archaeology at Manchester Museum, said it now appeared the man was bludgeoned over the head, garrotted then beheaded...."
1 posted on 03/11/2012 5:10:11 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 03/11/2012 5:11:00 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

I’ve heard of cold case files, but aren’t they overdoing it? :^)


3 posted on 03/11/2012 5:12:53 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haNCDofyZ4I


4 posted on 03/11/2012 5:19:17 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Renfield

Got behind on his taxes?


5 posted on 03/11/2012 5:23:14 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: mkmensinger

lol!


6 posted on 03/11/2012 5:23:37 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Renfield; SunkenCiv
the man had been beaten about the head, garrotted and then beheaded

Yep, there's your problem right there.

7 posted on 03/11/2012 5:30:23 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: mkmensinger

They’re closing in on a suspect. Warrants have already been issued.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mkmensinger

There’s no statute of limitations on murder. If they find the perp, they can still prosecute. ;)


9 posted on 03/11/2012 5:42:33 PM PDT by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: martin_fierro

Classic ritual “threefold sacrifice”.

When do I get paid for solving the mystery?


10 posted on 03/11/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: martin_fierro
Hey

Your enemy can never be Too dead.

11 posted on 03/11/2012 5:54:38 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Renfield

Somebody really did not like that fellow, back in the day!


12 posted on 03/11/2012 5:56:07 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Renfield

I say it was suicide.


13 posted on 03/11/2012 6:41:20 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: martin_fierro

I hear they also found dirt in his intestinal tract and grime in his lungs. Obviously forced to eat dirt before he was beheaded. His coffin wasn’t in good shape neither. It’s as if they unearthed a guy who had been dead for hundred of years!


14 posted on 03/11/2012 6:46:14 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Renfield

Well, since he was likely a Celtic Briton my bet is he was a “fekin’ informer” for the Romans.


15 posted on 03/11/2012 6:46:14 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: martin_fierro

Luca Brasi?


16 posted on 03/11/2012 6:47:21 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Hilly and Billy Clinton’s FReeper name is ClearCase_guy lol!


17 posted on 03/11/2012 7:00:06 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Renfield
Tests on Lindow Man, who lived around 150 years earlier, suggest he had also been garrotted, as well as having his throat slit.

The death panel voted thumbs down.

18 posted on 03/11/2012 7:01:22 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Renfield

Lets see....this is in Britain, nationalized health care and all that, where you have to wait months to get an
appointment for a CT or MRI.....if you can get them to even
authorize it. And they can make room in one of those rare
and heavily utilzed scanners to spend time on a body that’s been dead for a thousand or more years? Sounds like Britain alright.


19 posted on 03/11/2012 7:02:59 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: Renfield

Was there a fish in his mouth?


20 posted on 03/11/2012 7:37:32 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Mafia in London?? ? ?? ``?? Who knew?)
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To: Renfield

Not to be confused with Ironman Gump who passed away in 2007 from natural causes...

21 posted on 03/11/2012 7:46:17 PM PDT by mikrofon (RIP Mr. Worsley)
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To: martin_fierro

Who is this guy, Rasputin. It takes a head beating, strangulation and finally beheading to kill him??!!!!


22 posted on 03/11/2012 8:22:18 PM PDT by Fee
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To: jocon307

He was probably a conservative professor applying for tenure in one of their colleges.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 4:00:58 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: martin_fierro

CSI: Captain Obvious.


24 posted on 03/12/2012 7:55:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield. Lothar of the Bog People ping.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


25 posted on 03/12/2012 7:57:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Renfield

“Bryan Sitch, curator of archaeology at the museum, said it now appeared the man had been beaten about the head, garrotted and then beheaded.”

The work of early Muslims in Britain???


26 posted on 03/12/2012 10:26:56 AM PDT by Towed_Jumper (There are only two classes of people left in the U.S. - Producers and Parasites.)
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To: Renfield

This was life in western Europe before Christianity.


27 posted on 03/12/2012 12:28:16 PM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: wally_bert

LOL. That was silly.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 2:00:10 PM PDT by blam
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To: Renfield

An inscription found nearby was translated as follows: “You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.”


29 posted on 03/12/2012 2:05:18 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Renfield

“He was probably a conservative professor applying for tenure in one of their colleges.”

LOL! Good one!

Monty Python and the tenure seeking caveman.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 10:04:41 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: mkmensinger

Well, there’s no statute of limitations on murder :)


31 posted on 03/16/2012 4:25:03 AM PDT by Vanders9
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