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Iceman Mummy Finds His Closest Relatives

by Tia Ghose, Senior Writer   |   November 09, 2012 07:11am ET

SAN FRANCISCO — Ötzi the Iceman, an astonishingly well-preserved Neolithic mummy found in the Italian Alps in 1991, was a native of Central Europe, not a first-generation émigré from Sardinia, new research shows. 579 more words


Ötzi the Iceman Needed a Dentist

by Tia Ghose, Senior Writer   |   April 11, 2013 11:41am ET

Ötzi the Iceman could have used a dentist. The amazingly preserved Neolithic mummy found in the Italian Alps had tooth decay, gum disease and dental trauma, new research suggests. 449 more words


Weird Weather Bonanzas

A hotter than average summer brought an unexpected discovery recently. In the melt of a retreating glacier, Italian officials found the remains of 24 year-old Canadian Gregory Barnes who had gone missing in 1980 while skiing in the Italian and Swiss Alps. 611 more words

Larry Verstraete


Heard on Radiolab:

one of the most fascinating finds in science…

…a guy who got buried in ice a few thousand years ago and how he speaks to us today. 6 more words


5000 years on ice: Ötzi, Europe's oldest celebrity

The Local Germany (17 September 2015)

When German tourists Erika and Helmut Simons found a human body in the Austrian-Italian Alps, they had no idea what they’d stumbled upon. 1,251 more words

The Local Germany

Making Fire

One Word Photo Challenge: Wildfire

The ArcheoParc Schnals in South Tyrol is an archeological activity museum which is dedicated to the living environment and the way of life of “Ötzi, the man from the ice” who was found on a glacier in this area. 22 more words

One Word Photo Challenge

The Cult of Bread

In my stomach

lie the remains

of a little god.

Like all gods,

it has its history

of being fought for

and memorialized

in sacred texts. 156 more words