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Oetzi the Iceman may have died mountain climbing

Scientists researching Oetzi the Iceman are hypothesizing that he may have died muontain climbing, rather than by being shot by an arrow.

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.”

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Story: Austrian Times| Photo: Europics

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