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CATEGORY: Otzi the Iceman
Cracking the World’s Oldest Cold Case
March 27, 2017

Using all the information scientists know about the extraordinary Copper Age mummy Ötzi the Iceman, a police detective assembled a detailed picture of his murder. Read More

The Iceman’s Stomach Bug Helps Scientists Map Ancient Human Migration
January 11, 2016

Scientists discovered the common pathogen Helicobacter pylori inside the stomach of Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old “Iceman” whose naturally mummified body turned up in the Alps in 1991. Read More