Toadie: Didn't the police report that his remains were probably buried in a bog? We've been to Ireland a couple and it is moist environment. Don't know how long skeletal remains would last.
I hadn't heard that. Coincidentally I had watched the movie Shergar the day before I saw your post, so it was on my mind. Have had that DVD laying around for years and finally watched it. Sappy, but entertaining!
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It's the peat in some bogs that can preserve bodies. There are medieval humans naturally mummified out of some peat bogs. Even without the peat, if a body is covered in mud to the point no oxygen gets to it, it significantly retards decay.
Think about the intact mammoths recently found, they froze long after death.
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