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Finally, he was placed face down in a pond in the bog.
There are many theories that have been put forward to explain Lindow Man’s death.
Lindow Man was lying on his back, leaning to his right, with his head on his right shoulder.
The acidic, oxygen-free conditions in the peat bog meant that the man’s skin, hair and many of his internal organs were extremely well preserved, Since the discovery, Lindow Man has been freeze dried for preservation and his cabinet is the most climate controlled in the British Museum.
He was alive when the Romans ruled nearby Manchester and Jesus walked the Earth. And 24 years after he was pulled from the peat on Lindow Moss near Mobberley, Lindow Man has returned to Manchester Museum in a new exhibition. [This was the same time as the Romans had established their fort on the banks of the River Irwell (78 AD]. 168 cm tall (5ft 7in) and weighed 60-65 kg (9½st – 10st)His torso, head, arms were discovered in 1984 in a peat bog on Lindow Moss – though his body below the waist is still missing apart from his right leg.
His death is a real-life murder mystery: ‘Pete Marsh’ was clubbed over the head, garrotted, his throat was cut and his body dumped in a bog. Radiocarbon dating shows that he died between 20 AD and 90 AD. The grim discovery was made by a commercial peat-cutter called Andy Mould who was extracting peat from the Moss for use in gardens.
We can take the period of time since the breakup into account but we also need to note whether actions matching words are amounting to somebody who is available for a mutual, consistent, balanced (no pedestals / controlling), progressing relationship that can blossom into increasing intimacy and commitment. It’s very easy to look at a person’s age, background, what they earn, their relationship history, their appearance, their divorce, and whatever else we’re focusing on, and rule them in or out on this basis, but in the end, regardless of any of these things, we still have to assess our own boundaries and do the due diligence. If you typically struggle with the uncertainty that comes with being with somebody who still has their previous relationship to resolve, or you know based on experience that you’ve had your fingers burned by being involved with separated or recently broken up people, don’t go there.
Now of course, a person who is avoiding their feelings will just find someone else to avoid them with but somebody who is genuinely interested in you and wants to start off on a good footing won’t mind respecting your wishes – at least they’ll know that they’re pursuing something with you because it’s they want to be with as opposed to seeking a distraction that’s going to backfire when they realise that they’re unavailable. Of course some people are separated or even divorced numerous times due to shady behaviour or due to a tad too much Fast Forwarding but that’s stuff you’ll find out through due diligence, possibly quite quickly if you have your feet on the ground and are listening and watching. I know of somebody who is getting married for the fifth time and is doing their best to hide it from their family including their own children – yeah, clearly they haven’t grown or learned a damn thing from their previous marriages. Don’t enter into an involvement with your emotional airbag inflated.
Same goes for someone who’s not over their divorce and has beliefs that affect their ability to be committed.
I personally know people who have gotten together while one party was separated, and in one case the wife refused to sign so they had to wait for it to lapse and got married as soon as it did a few years later, and in the other instances where it worked out, there was no faffing about with the divorce, Future Faking etc.
He had a thin cord tied around his neck which was used to strangle him and break his neck.
By now he was probably dead, but then his throat was cut.
Unusually for a bog body, Lindow Man sported a beard and moustache trimmed with shears. Judging by his well-manicured fingernails, it’s unlikely that he did much manual labour – leading to suggestions that he held a respected position such as a Druid priest.