Tollund Man

By: Maddy, Martina & Joon


Hung a Sacrifice

Thesis and Support

A rope was drawn tight around his neck and throat then coiled around his shoulder like a snake. This suggest's that he had been hung. We think that he was a sacrifice because his last meal was a kind of soup which contained many types of different grains and weeds. These grains are hard to find, therefore it was probably for a special occasion, as if his death was planned.

Did Tollund man really die by Sacrifice?


Was a sacrifice the only way Tollund man died? Did he die by suicide or any other possible way?


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A Face from Prehistoric Denmark. The Tollund Man. Silkeborg Public Library. 27 September 2012.

Wikipedia. Tollund Man. 30 September 2012. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 27 September 2012.

James M. Deem. Mummy Tombs. Tollund Man. September 2005. 27 September 2012.

Silkeborg Museum. Tollund Man and Elling Women. 27 September 2012.

Rejected Websites:

A Face from Prehistoric Denmark. Why did he have to die? Silkeborg Public Library. 27 September 2012.