Iceman Oetzi Attacked Twice, Scientists Say





Doctors who studied the Iceman, a mummified Stone Age hunter found in Italy in 1991, announced this week that he was shot to death and may have been attacked not once, but twice in his final days.

Scientists previously thought that Oetzi, as the mummy was affectionately nicknamed, died of exposure. Now, they've concluded that he died shortly after being shot with a flint-tipped arrow.

"He only lived for a short time after the arrow impact," said Andreas Nerlich, who headed a joint study by the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich and experts from Bolzano, Italy.



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