Murdered "Bog Men" Found With Hair Gel, Manicured Nails
The bodies of two Iron Age murder victims have been recovered from peat bogs in Ireland. Experts say one man used hair gel in a likely bid to appear taller.
Male grooming has an ancient history in Ireland, if the savagely murdered bodies of two ancient "bog men" are anything to go by.
One shows the first known example of Iron Age hair gel, experts say. The other wore manicured nails and stood 6 feet 6 inches (198 centimeters) tall.
Discovered in peat bogs in central Ireland, the well-preserved human remains were unveiled this month in Dublin.
Researchers say the men were probably wealthy, well-connected individuals. Living well over 2,000 years ago, both were tortured and killed while in their early 20s, possibly as ritual sacrifices.
The bodies were uncovered by accident in 2003 at separate commercial peat workings just 25 miles (40 kilometers) apart.
Peat wetlands in northwest Europe are well-known for