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Murder in 3300 BCE

For starters, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the fact that there is an International Mummy Congress and how awesome that is. This year, it was held in Bozen-Bolzano. 308 more words

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The team behind Ötzi the Iceman reconstructed his vocal cords using a series of CT scans. They announced the project back in February. After recontrustrion of the length of the larynx, they then  101 more words


1991: Brave New World? | A History of My Lifetime

In September of 1991 two German tourists hiking in the Alps on the Austrian-Italian border made a gruesome discovery. They came across a body, frozen into the ice, and at first they thought it was the remains of another mountaineer who’d met with an accident. 3,379 more words


8 - Otzi’s Clothes, Stonehenge’s Wood Henge, Roman Curses and Goebbels’ Secretary

Image credit: Stonehenge, 2014 By Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 3.0

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This week, we analyze Otzi’s Leathers, we discover NOT a stone henge near Stonehenge, we go back to Cyprus for more mosaics and gold, we get cursed from beyond a Roman grave, and we follow up on the Reimagine the Alamo dig. 165 more words

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Scientists have finally figured out what Ötzi the Iceman wore when he died

New DNA analysis has revealed what Ötzi the Iceman’s clothing was made from when he died over 5,000 years ago in the Italian Alps, and scientists are saying he was “pretty picky” when it came to his choice of attire. 564 more words


The curse of Otzi - The Iceman

Otzi the Iceman is Europe’s oldest mummy. He succumbed to an arrow wound and head injury before being frozen in the Otzal Alps. 88 more words

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Climbing Fashion thru the Ages

As technology progresses, climbing garments are constantly undergoing technological change. From wool to synthetic and back to wool again, the textiles utilised to manufacture climbing garments not only alter the efficiency of the products, but the style as well. 1,235 more words