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Otzi the Iceman

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman

Garry Rodgers | Posted 02.11.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "Otzi", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved.

This 5,300-Year-Old Body Has The World's Oldest Known Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 12.21.2015 | Science

The oldest known tattoos belong to "Ötzi the Iceman," a 5,300-year-old mummy a pair of German hikers discovered in a glacier along the Austrian-Itali...

Ancient Iceman Gives Scientists 'Big Surprise'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science

Researchers in Italy announced this week that they had discovered a strange new tattoo on the ribcage of the 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi the I...

Famous Mummy Gives Scientists Another Big Surprise

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.31.2014 | Science

Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests. The n...

Ancient Mummy Has Living Relatives In Region, Scientists Say

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 10.16.2013 | Science

Ötzi the Iceman, a stunningly preserved mummy found in the Italian Alps in 1991, has living relatives in the region, new genetic analysis shows. The...

Brain Tissue Yields New Theory About Iceman's Death

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.12.2013 | Science

Ötzi the Iceman, Europe's oldest mummy, likely suffered a head injury before he died roughly 5,300 years ago, according to a new protein analysis of ...

LOOK: Mummy's Mouthful Of Trouble

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

Think your last dental check-up was bad? Pity poor Otzi. The mummified iceman had very severe tooth and gum trouble, according to a new study by resea...

Iceman Mummy's Closest Modern Relatives Revealed

Posted 11.09.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 11/09/2012 07:23 AM EST on LiveScience SAN FRANCISCO — Ötzi the Iceman, an astonishingly w...