5,300-Year-Old Ötzi the Iceman
Human Mummy
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Biographical Information
Name(s) Ötzi the Iceman

Frozen Man

Age about 45 years old
Sex Male
Height 1.65m
Culture European
Date(s) c. 3300 BCE
Site Ötztal Alps, Austria
Current Location
Location Italy
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Otzi was once believed to be a man who was a mountaineer or a soldier in WW1, but later discovered that the most probable cause of his death was a blow to the back of the head.


He is Europe's oldest known natural human mummy and his body is still intact with blood cells which are the oldest blood cells ever identified. His body was preserved so well that scientists were able to discover what he ate 8 hrs before his death, which was red deer & herb bread with wheat bran, fruits & roots.



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