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Geneaology is fun - found an very dead, very old, moderately famous relative


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I'd like to introduce you all to Uncle, Cousin, or Granddad Otzi...

Spoiler because he's not very handsome in this pic.  But there is definitely a family resemblance …. I think it's the eyes.

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Ötzi, also called the Iceman, is the natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE, discovered in September 1991 in the Ötztal Alps (hence the nickname "Ötzi") on the border between Austria and Italy.

Ötzi is believed to have been murdered, due to the discovery of an arrowhead embedded in his left shoulder and various other wounds. The nature of his life and the circumstances of his death are the subject of much investigation and speculation.

He is Europe's oldest known natural human mummy, offering an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic (Copper Age) Europeans. His body and belongings are displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ötzi

 

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thoughtful

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Someone should start making cute little stuffed dolls based on this guy. Then they could sell Ötzi on Etsy.

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clueliss

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That would be less creepy than lose living dolls

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J'Lurker

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This is super cool. It's definitely a fun fact!

In my head the LDS owns all geneology, and therefore Otzi has been retroactively baptized mormon. 

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