Ötzi, the Similaun Mummy (Iceman)
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A recent genetic map noted the presence of traits common to those of Sardinians and Corsicans; the mapping revealed Ötzi belonged to 0 blood group, had a predisposition to cardiovascular disease, lactose intolerance, and Lyme disease.
Currently, Ötzi is preserved in a special structure with optimum storage conditions while allowing observation. Together with the body were also found clothing and personal items of great archaeological interest, such as a yew bow, a quiver with two arrows ready and others in progress, a flint knife, a copper ax, a marble pearl, a tinder-box, and a backpack to hold the items.
Recent exams have shown the presence of a flint arrowhead in the left shoulder and other wounds and bruises that lead to hypothesize a violent death rather than natural causes, as had been suggested at first. The unnatural posture of the body seemed an attempt to extract an arrow from the belly; additional elements suggest that a group of men escaped an ambush, probably a companion transported his body to the place of death.
Ötzi has another record: he is the first tattooed person of whom we have knowledge: on his body as many as 57 tattoos were identified, which made him a cult for tattoo artists around the world.
no, infatti abbiamo allestito questa stanza attigua per poter estrarre la mummia e quindi fare tutti i controlli che sono necessari.
no, in fact, we have set up this room next to it to take out the mummy, and then make all of the checks that are needed.
Vogliamo prendere la mummia?
Shall we take the mummy ?