I love it when I run across someone who’s assembled an Ideabox-style post for me! National Geographic’s done a brilliant collection of interdisciplinary resources (geography, chemistry, archaeology, etc) surrounding the Egtved Girl (and bog bodies in general!)
I have pretty vivid memories of the Museum of Science in Boston’s Bog Girl exhibit, including a wobbly platform you could walk on that mimicked the consistency of a peat bog, so maybe you’re not as excited about bog bodies as I am, but you should be! Check out Nat Geo’s links below:
Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our Teachers’ Toolkit.
Still a teenager when she died, the remarkably fashionable Egtved Girl was laid to rest about 3,500 years ago. She was buried dressed in a cropped wool bodice with flowing sleeves, a short skirt, and bronze bracelets and earrings. The large bronze disc on her woolen belt probably represented the sun. The Egtved Girl was buried with a birch-bark box containing an awl, bronze pins, and a hairnet. A bark bucket in her coffin revealed traces of Bronze Age beer—made with wheat, bog myrtle, berries, and honey.
Illustration by FinnWikiNo, courtesy Wikimedia. CC…
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