Things seem to have been going slightly mad since we wrote a short piece about our re-examination of Worsley Man in the Unilife magazine of the University of Manchester last year.
The head is being studied by a team of specialists ftom the Universities of Nottingham Trent and Manchester. With the help of Prof Judith Adams of the Manchester Hospitals we were able to scan Worsley Man, the human head that was found in a peat moss in 1958. A picture of this scan appeared in the UniLife magazine and has generated considerable interest.
All of sudden the media took notice and within a short period of time we were taking calls from the Manchester Evening News and BBC North West. I did a short filmed interview with BBC NorthWest that was released last week and there was an article in the Manchester Evening News last Thursday.
Yesterday I received an enquiry from the Discovery Channel and colleagues in marketing told me the story had been picked up by a Polish newspaper.
It’s amazing how much interest can be generated by just a short piece in the university magazine. Of course bringing together the victim of a violent murder, modern technology and forensic science is bound to generate enormous public interest as Lindow Man and episodes of CSI have shown.
Read more coverage;
Daily Mail Article – Iron Age murder mystery as CT scan shows British man from 100AD was beaten, strangled, then beheaded in ‘pagan ritual’
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