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    Otzi the Iceman

    He died 5,300 years ago. He had his tools with him. He was lactose intolerant. He had dozens of tattoos. He died at the age of 45.

    He was murdered.

    His body tells us about....us.

    More to come, but let's start here:


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    He was a Palestinian on his way back to his homeland.

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    He was one of the first Europeans to eat red ants and his last meal was barbecued meat, possibly camel meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    He was murdered.
    Not unusual in the age of the noble savage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    He was one of the first Europeans to eat red ants and his last meal was barbecued meat, possibly camel meat.

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    Why didn't his murderers take his copper-head axe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Why didn't his murderers take his copper-head axe?
    That's one of the $64,000 questions.

    They did speculate on reasons.

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    Looks like my ex gf.... cheers, CP.. very interesting indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Why didn't his murderers take his copper-head axe?
    May be so that he could use them in the afterlife? A bit like an Egyptian getting buried with his chariot and horses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    He was one of the first Europeans to eat red ants and his last meal was barbecued meat, possibly camel meat.
    That was a good effort if he managed to catch a camel wandering around a glacier in Austria!

    He could teach these starvers on Alone a trick or 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    That was a good effort if he managed to catch a camel wandering around a glacier in Austria!
    Not as ridiculous as it sounds.

    Remains of Ottoman Camel Found in Austria

    Posted By: Irina SlavPosted date: April 02, 2015in: Breaking News
    A team of archaeologists working in the Austrian town of Tulln has found the first complete camel skeleton ever discovered in Central Europe, in a cellar dating back to the seventeenth century. The area was being cleared for a new mall. According to results from the analysis of the remains, it was a hybrid between a Dromedary and Bactrian, and served as a war camel, as indicated by skeletal defects resulting from the regular presence of a harness. Given the age of the skeleton and its location, researchers concluded that it had taken part in the Ottoman advance towards Vienna, which was abruptly ended by Austrian and Polish troops in 1683.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    That was a good effort if he managed to catch a camel wandering around a glacier in Austria!
    Not as ridiculous as it sounds.

    Remains of Ottoman Camel Found in Austria

    Posted By: Irina SlavPosted date: April 02, 2015in: Breaking News
    A team of archaeologists working in the Austrian town of Tulln has found the first complete camel skeleton ever discovered in Central Europe, in a cellar dating back to the seventeenth century. The area was being cleared for a new mall. According to results from the analysis of the remains, it was a hybrid between a Dromedary and Bactrian, and served as a war camel, as indicated by skeletal defects resulting from the regular presence of a harness. Given the age of the skeleton and its location, researchers concluded that it had taken part in the Ottoman advance towards Vienna, which was abruptly ended by Austrian and Polish troops in 1683.
    5000 years ago, not 400.

    However, Hannibal did get a herd of elephants over the Alps 2000 years ago, didn't he.

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    What amazes me is that despite intensive examination, it took ten years to find the arrowhead lodged in his shoulder.

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    Brat Pitt pays homage to Otzi, by getting him tattooed on his arm. For real.

    It's a tatt of the position of Otzi's corpse when they found him.








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    Otzi, is very interesting and we have learned a lot from him, ...but still a weird, morbid, thing to tattoo on yourself all the same... IMO...

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    An interestingly, Otzi had several tattoos himself.

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    i hope they catch the guy who killed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred flintstone View Post
    i hope they catch the guy who killed him.
    BIB still on it. No brown envelopes from victim's family yet.

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