Why Did This 2,000 Year Old Body Not Decompose?

When a body is buried in the ground, you expect it to decompose over time, right? In the case of the Lindow Man, however, even after 2,000 years, the body hasn’t deteriorated or decomposed that much. His bone was dissolved but complex tissues such as skin and organs were just turned pitch black, leaving the corpse well-preserved. Carolyn Marshall discusses the science behind the phenomenon in this Ted Talk. Check the full video here. 

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