Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Life and Death of the Iceman

A discovery a man frozen in the Northern Italian Alps from 5000 years ago give researcher a rare view of the past. Steven Sciancalepore's research update.

Otzi the Iceman is well naturally preserved mummy of a man. The man who was been captured in Ice was believed to be over 53 centuries old (3300 BC).

The mummy was found by Helmut and Erika Simon a German couple who were hiking the Oetzal Alps on 19th Sep'91. At first the couple thought that it was some mountain climber's mummified remains, but they finally decided to take a photo and report the incident to a nearby lodge caretaker, Markus Pirpamer. He in turn informed the respective authorities.

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