Who dunnit? Forensic pathology is an art form we take for granted. Scientists are busy debating why a 5' 5", 5300-year-old man coined Otzi was murdered.
The freeze dried iceman remains one of the most perfectly preserved specimens, recovered on the border of Austria and Italy, and mummified by dehydration and embedded in a glacier. The nature of his preservation allows scientists to reveal his whereabouts over the last 33 hours of his life with surprising lucidity.
Otzi had just eaten a meal of red dear meet, several grains, fruits and some root. X-rays reveal that an arrowhead lodged in his shoulder (plus knife wounds) had rendered poor Otzi weak.
If you have any clues leading to the conviction of any suspect....call Thaw and Order. (Sorry! Couldn't help myself.)
Cosmos Magazine digs deep into the mystery.
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