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The Life and Death of a Druid Prince: The Story of Lindow Man an Archaeological Sensation
The Life and Death of a Druid Prince The Story of Lindow Man an Archaeological Sensation
Author: Don Robins, Anne Ross
ISBN-13: 9780671695361
ISBN-10: 0671695363
Publication Date: 5/1990
Pages: 176
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Publisher: Summit Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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True story. If you want to know about Celtic ethnography & history of that area & druidism this is the book. I knew nothing but really found it very interesting. A body is found in a peat bog & it turns out to be 2,200 years old!
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From Library Journal
The discovery of a 2000-year-old man's body in a peat bog in Lindow Moss, near Manchester, England on August 1, 1984 brought the authors together to study his remains, specifically his last meal. Ross is a Celtic specialist and archaeologist; Robins a chemist specializing in archaeological work. Their collaboration has resulted in this engrossing archaeological study which unfolds like a well-told detective story. With clarity and scientific skill, they reconstruct the ritual sacrifice of this 30-year-old man they deduce to have been a Celtic aristocrat. Probably a Druid priest, the man was sacrificed to the gods in A.D. 60 in the wake of a series of disasters, including the advance of Roman armies bent on crushing the Druids. The appendixes provide an overview of the Druids--their institutions, beliefs, and archaeological remains. An engrossing work for laypersons and specialists alike.
- Joan W. Gartland, Detroit P.L.