Peat diggers discovered Tollund Man
Tollund Man was discovered by two brothers, Viggo and Emil Højgaard, and Viggo’s wife, Grethe Højgaard. With them in the bog was – among others – John Kauslund, Grethe’s son from a previous marriage. John Kauslund, who was 11 years old at the time, explains that it was his mother who first became aware of something unusual hiding in the bog and managed to dig her way to Tollund Man. They came from Tollund – a small group of houses located a few kilometers from the bog, so even though the bog was located in Bjældskovdal, the body was soon known as Tollund Man.