Europe’s Oldest Natural Mummy Has Living Relatives

16 Oct
NEW STORY ABOUT OTZI:  Last week, researchers announced that they have located at least 19 living descendants of a prehistoric iceman discovered along the Italy-Austria border in 1991. Known as Ötzi the Iceman, he is believed to have lived roughly 5,300 years ago before meeting a violent death. The news of Ötzi’s numerous living descendants is just the latest in a long series of discoveries scientists have made regarding the mummy. I think it’s pretty cool that we are still learning more about Otzi, after he was discovered over 20 years ago. Amazing!

6 Responses to “Europe’s Oldest Natural Mummy Has Living Relatives”

  1. Mara October 16, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    Mr. Martin, that is amazing! So basically they found many other Ötzis, right? I can’t wait to hear about it!


  2. Bhavni October 16, 2013 at 3:02 am #

    Wow! I never thought that they would find any more body’s. Thanks for telling us Mr. Martin. This is really interesting!!!!!!!!!!


    • Mr. Martin October 16, 2013 at 6:06 am #

      Bhavni and Mara,

      They did not find any more mummies, but living descendents of Otzi. Read the article to learn more. Who knows? I am sure there are more frozen mummies and people in mountains around the world.

      Mr. Martin


      • Bhavni October 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

        Oops. I thought that it meant that they found other bodies like Otzi. But I think that if there were other bodies, they would have found it a while ago because they probably tried to dig and find other bodies. Thanks for telling me though


  3. Advika October 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    This is awesome! I found a newspaper clipping about it as well that I’ ll bring to class tomorrow. How cool is it that they just found this out when we just finished studying Otzi?


    • Mr. Martin October 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

      Please bring the article! That sounds great. This reminds me of a couple of years ago when all these articles would come out during or right after I did some unit. These articles help us to make connections from the past to the present and show that we still have much to learn. Thanks, Advika!


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