research product . 2010 . Embargo end date: 16 Jun 2017

Courting controversy - the Lindow Man exhibition at the Manchester Museum

Sitch, Bryan;
  • Published: 28 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
The discovery of the well-preserved body of a 2,000 year old man at Lindow Moss near Wilmslow, Manchester, UK, in 1984 provided archaeologists and forensic scientists with a veritable time capsule of evidence concerning life during the late Iron Age and early Roman period. Not only was the body of considerable antiquity, but the forensic examination established that the man had suffered a violent death. He had been hit on the head, apparently garrotted and had his throat cut (the so-called ‘Triple Death’) in what appears to have been a ritual sacrifice to the gods. Exhibitions about Lindow Man, as the body came to be known, were held at the Manchester Museum in ...
free text keywords: archaeology, museology, exhibitions
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