Ambariius wrote:(cross-post to Caer Abred and Druidry.org)
I think there can be a balance struck...when I saw Lindow Man at the Britsh Museum a number of years ago, he was in a glass cabinet in a room, iirc, displayed like the other artifacts and swords and things. It seemed to me that the museum had lost sight of the fact that it was a real human corpse they were dealing with. Perhaps a special area, subdued and respectful, where people could go to study or even just pay their respects, would be more appropriate.
Corwen wrote:We can infer some of their wishes.
DJ Droood wrote:...when I saw Lindow Man at the Britsh Museum... Perhaps a special area, subdued and respectful...
Corwen wrote:...this type of situation seems likely to continue all across the country for the forseeable future, despite the best efforts of groups like Honouring the Ancient Dead.
Lindow man was almost certainly a ritual sacrifice; he was strangled, hit on the head, and had his throat cut, in quick order, then surrendered to the bog. This pattern fits the "three-fold" death referred to in medieval Irish tales.
The theory offered by Ross and Robins is that Suetonius chose his battle site carefully that it was one of the great sacred sites possibly Vernemeton somewhere around the place where Watling Street and the Fosse Way cross.Their theory revolves around the idea that Lindow man was an Irish prince.They find evidence that not only was he a sacrifice but a willing sacrifice
wolf560 wrote:From what I can tell, the "Ancients" believed in honoring their dead by presenting them in places where they could be publicly seen and venerated..
DJ Droood wrote:wolf560 wrote:From what I can tell, the "Ancients" believed in honoring their dead by presenting them in places where they could be publicly seen and venerated..
I'm not sure that he would have wanted the casket touring the museums of the world, though.
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