Now new studies at Austria’s Innsbruck University have revealed that Oetzi is more likely to have died during a fall while he was climbing.
Experts will now carry out a new body-mapping scan of his remains to check if his injuries could have been sustained accidentally.
Study head Wolfgang Recheis said: “His death could have been a mountaineering accident rather than him being shot by an arrow as previously thought. The arrow injury could have been an old injury.”
Story: Austrian Times| Photo: Europics