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Finding the Fountain of Youth in an Ancient Irish Bog

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s, the soil has been dried and burned as fuel, rubbed onto skin to allay minor burns and scrapes, used in spa baths throughout central Europe and credited with the miraculous preservation of dozens of Iron Age bodies, like Old Croghan Man. Soon after the discovery near Croghan Hill, Kenny started reading books on peat and baleonology, the science of medicinal springs and soils. He remembered his mother massaging the soil into her sk

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