South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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  • The Discovery Of Human History

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    On September 19th, 1991, on the Ötztal mountain ridge between Austria and Italy, two mountain hikers accidently discovered a 5,300-year-old corpse, which would become known as the oldest and most intact mummy ever found in human history. The mummy was shortly given the nickname Otzi, after the mountain ridge from where he was found. He was identified as belonging to the Neolithic or Copper age, making him older than the invention of the wheel. Otzi’s body and clothing were able to show living proof

  • Informative Speech On Tattoos

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    been found intact, carbon-dating in at 5,300 years old. A. According to the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, the facility that studies and houses Ötzi, Ötzi the Iceman is adorned with 61 tattoos. 1. The tattoos consist of lines and crosses on various parts of Ötzi’s body: his writs, knees, ankles, back, elbows, and calves. 2. The tattoos were made by cutting a deep incision and rubbing charcoal into the cut. 3. The museum believes that these tattoos were for pain relief rather than decoration considering

  • Tattoos On Mummified Tattoos Using Infra-Red

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    Arizona State University explain how infa-red reflectography can be used to enhance the visibility of tattoos on mummified remains. To illustrate their findings, they use three 2,000-year-old tattoos found on separate mummies from the site of Semna South in Sudanese Nubia. Their work is a continuation of other researchers’ use of infa-red photography to study mummified tattoos, and they reference the work of N. Kromann, G.S. Smith and M.R. Zimmerman. The writing of this article provides a straight

  • Otzi the Iceman

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    Otzi the Iceman Ötzi the Iceman is the oldest naturally preserved human body ever found. Because of Ötzi, we can touch and almost see into the very distant past. We can imagine the lives led by our human ancestors. The discovery and study of Ötzi enables us to look back through time and glimpse an ancient world. Place & Circumstances of discovery Ötzi the Iceman is believed to be the oldest naturally preserved human body ever found in the continent of Europe. Ötzi the Iceman was discovered high