After two decades-long exploration, researchers discovered that Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old ice mummy, establish conserved under ice in the Alps in 1991, certainly died abruptly later than mortal shot with an arrow. The result, published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface on Wednesday, is the hottest pieces of support in the world's oldest murder mystery.
Scientists primarily supposed Ötzi to be a fatigued, ancient explorer who surrendered to fatigue and died of disclosure the rudiments. Though an X-ray revealed Ötzi to have an arrow blocked in his back, indicating that he was attacked while running away, causing some to dub the case the earliest known murder mystery, according research by Northwestern University.
The arrow injury was so harsh it would have been terminal even if Ötzi had entrance to modern medicine, according to a 2007 article by the Guardian. Ötzi also had evidence ofa head injury he likely continued after falling due to being shot, according to Northwestern University.
There has been a immense agreement of public interest in solving the curious case of the iced up ancient corpse, Craig Smuda, a researcher from Northwestern University, said in a paper about the ice mummy.