Ireland’s bogs are still quite widespread, however in ancient Ireland bogs were even more common. People sometimes fell into bogs and sometimes they were buried in them. The bogs preserved these bodies and often preserved riches that had been hidden in bogs.
In 2003, a 2,000 year old bog body was found in Ireland. He was given the name Old Croghan Man, and you can tell from his body and his injuries that his death was not an accident.
An even older bog body, which is over 2,300 years old, has also been found. This body has been called Clonycavan Man and the hair on this body had a sort of hair gel on it made from pine resin. This bog body tells us that even that long ago people liked to look fashionable!