Oetzi the Iceman, who was discovered in 1991 in a glacier in the Italian Alps, had a rough life. He suffered from arthritis and heart disease, and he came to a nasty, violent end.
To see Oetzi in the flesh, you once had to travel to the town of Bolzano, in northern Italy. But European researchers have posted super-high-res photos of the 5,000-year-old mummy online, and you can now see the gory details for yourself: Zoom in on the gaping wound in Oetzi’s back, his fractured skull, his inscrutable tattoos. This iceman may have come to a quick end, but his afterlife is one of the longest on record.
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