Detectives revealed the circumstances of the murder of 5,300-year old mummy
The investigators found that the man, the mummified body was found in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol in 1991, actually died 5,300 years ago, not due to hypothermia during a snowstorm, and was killed by a warrior from a rival tribe.
For a long time, scientists believed that the man, named ötzi — the area in which his more than 20 years ago found German tourists, were frozen due to bad weather conditions, but recent research has shown that ötzi’s death was preceded by the hit to his shoulder arrows, broken blood vessel, writes Daily Mail.
In addition, the man had discovered multiple fractures and cuts. One of the wounds on his right hand, as scientists have found that ötzi had received a few days before death, which shows that the man was with someone in constant conflict. All this, according to experts, shows that ötzi died in an attack by a hunter or a warrior from a rival tribe.
In 25 years of working with ötzi scientists have made many discoveries. So, experts managed to establish that he died at the age of about 45 years, his height was about 1.6 meters and it weighed about 50 pounds. Also about half an hour before death ötzi ate a large portion of boiled meat, which, according to experts, proves that the man was not prepared to fight, but only peacefully time.
“It seems to us most probable that he was somebody watching, and then killed him, probably with an arrow,” he told a detective with the Munich police Alexander horn, who was attracted to the investigation of ötzi.
Also, according to experts, the ancient man was infected with intestinal bacteria Helicobacter Pylori, and this information helped scientists to shed light on the mass migration of people in the past. Found in ötzi’s heart disease has also provided valuable information about his ancestry. Analysis of the man’s stomach showed that he ate venison, barley soup and bread.
After studying vocal chords of ETSI experts were able to reproduce the voice closest to the voice of ancient man, and Dutch scientists using forensic techniques, built a 3D model of the ECR.