Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The other great mummy : Otzi Iceman c.3300 B.C.

Ötzi the Iceman (pronounced [ˈœtsi] is a well-preserved natural mummy of a man from about 3300 BC (53 centuries ago),[1] found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy.

The nickname comes from Ötztal, the region in which he was discovered. He is Europe's oldest natural human mummy, and has offered an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic (Copper Age) Europeans.

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