The Tollund Man

Iron-age village by Lejre.
Iron-age house by Lejre.
The residents lived in the western end of the house.
The livestock was kept in the eastern end of the house.

The Tollund Man didn’t shave the last 24 hours of his life.
The Tollund Man was naked, except for his cap and belt.
The Tollund Man with the rope around his neck.
Livestock was sacrificed, too.

The look on his face is calm.
Like a person sleeping quietly.
The eyes are closed.
The lips are well-preserved.


Poem made with captions and photograph found at the Tollund Man website.