Girl of Yde
May 12, 1897 - On this day near the village of Yde in the Netherlands, a team of peatcutters ran screaming from the bog where they were working. Their tools had uncovered the body of a young girl.
Like many other "bog bodies" that have since been recovered, her features were well-preserved by the tannic acid in the marsh water. Her long red hair made some of the workers think they had stumbled across the devil himself.
Amazingly, the "Girl of Yde" had been soaking in the muck for over 1,700 years. Researchers believe she was executed or sacrificed by strangulation, as evidenced by the strap found cinched around her neck.
Recent analysis places her age at approximately 16 years old at the time of death. She also appears to have suffered from scoliosis.