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Lindow Man: Gruesome discovery who became 'international celebrity'

2 August 2014
Lindow Man: Gruesome discovery who became 'international celebrity'
By Chris Long
BBC News

Thirty years ago, a peat cutter working in the Cheshire countryside spotted what he thought was a piece of wood trundling along a conveyor belt.

Tasked with the job of keeping the belt free of debris, he threw it away, but as it hit the ground, the dirt fell from it and the remains of a human leg lay in the summer sun.

That gruesome discovery on 1 August 1984 led to Rick Turner, the newly-appointed county archaeologist, being called to the site on Lindow Moss.

He says what followed were "the most exciting days of my archaeological career"...

MORE at http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-28589151

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