National Geographic : 1954 Mar
427 Three Lions Danes Cut Peat from the Centuries-old Bog Where Tollund Man Came to Light Here peat cutters found Tollund man buried seven feet deep. Thinking him the victim of a recent crime, they called in police. The author solved the mystery by identifying the body as that of a sacrifice to pre-Christian gods. Peat deposits in Denmark cover some 200 square miles. To reclaim land for cultivation, workers cut out the peat, drain the bog, and restore the topsoil. These freshly cut blocks await removal from the bank.