The ancient roads that lead into the peat bogs of central Ireland were impressive, but mystifying. For one thing, some of them just end in the middle of nowhere. Why?
The investigation into the life and death of a 2,400-year-old mummy, found in a peat field near the center of Ireland, is underway. But for every answer unearthed, new questions arise. Who was he? A farmer? A warrior? A druid? How did he die? Was he killed, and if so, by whom? Join archaeologists and a forensic pathologist as they explore an ancient cold case involving Iron Age kings, human sacrifices, and a signature wound that helped solve the crime.
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