Hundreds of bodies have been found and recovered from peat wetlands across Northern Europe. The earliest finds recorded date back to the 18th Century. The unique chemistry of peat bogs essentially mummifies bodies. That said, a body being found encased in ice is quite rare especially one that is around 500 years old. Please read the article for more information.
Due to the location of the find, the heart of The Carpathian Mountains Romania, it has sparked rumours that this body may indeed be that of a vampire. Pressured for a response by Twilight/Buffy fans and alleged blood cultists one Archaeologist joked stating, "Well when we thaw him out, we'll soon find out..."
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