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Ötzi the Iceman gets a dental exam

A CT scanner has been employed to analyse the teeth of Ötzi, the Neolithic man found frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991. They found that the ancient farmer had several cavities, likely caused by his carbohydrate-rich diet. Ötzi also showed severe wear of his tooth enamel and severe gum disease. Hard

20th anniversary of Oetzi the Iceman discovery

Twenty years ago yesterday, a German couple hiking in the Italian Alps stumbled across the 5,000-year-old preserved body of Oetzi the Iceman. On September 19, 1991, Helmut and Erika Simon from Nuremburg were hiking at an altitude of 3,210 meters (10,500 feet) in the Italy's South Tyrol alps, according to an

Oetzi the Iceman gets a new face

In honour of the 20th anniversary of his discovery, Oezti the Iceman is getting a new face for an exhibit in Italy, this time with brown eyes. Indeed, recent research has shown the Iceman, now approaching the tender age of 5,300 years, did not have blue eyes as previously believed. The Kennis

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