Meet Otzi, the Iceman – The Best-Preserved Human Body Ever Found is 5,300-year-old

In case you haven’t heard of this story before, you’re in for a treat because this is one of the funniest and strangest tales that you’ll ever hear, and the best thing about it is the fact that it is all real.

It happened in 1991 on September 19th as two hikers were doing what they did best, strolling across the Austro-Italian Alps.

They were just doing what they do best until they accidentally came across what appears to be one of the strangest discoveries ever made. It appeared as though it was just a simple unfortunate fellow at first that was caught in the ice. His body was slightly decomposed, but they believed it to be recent regardless.

They called the authorities and went on about their day until experts came around and released the shocking statement that the body wasn’t new, it was actually 5,300-years-old!

Yes, what you are looking at here is the oldest best-preserved human ever discovered of all time. But how can it look better than cadavers that have been buried over a period of a year? The secret is in the place where it was discovered. Thanks to the ice-cold environment coupled with the humidity that surrounded him he got to look as good as he does.

He was nicknamed “Otzi the iceman” by a local journalist and reported to date back to 3,350 – 3,100 BC. He was in such good shape that he was even autopsied by the experts soon after he was taken out of the ice.

Through this discovery that managed to find out that the man had died sometime in summer or spring because of the extra pollen that was discovered inside his stomach. Thanks to the charcoal that was found underneath his skin the team was also able to discern the fact that he had over 50 tribal tattoos running across his body.

They also discovered that he had been killed by someone thanks to the arrow wound that was discovered on his left shoulder. Soon after this discovery was made tragedy struck, as Helmut Simon, one of the two hikers that came across it soon died very close to where he discovered the body.


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