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Artists Recreate the Face Otzi, a 5,300-Year-Old Iceman Mummy
FoxNews ^ | 2/25/11

Posted on 02/25/2011 10:50:46 AM PST by Kartographer

In the year 3289 BC, Otzi trekked up the Schnalstal glacier in the Italian Alps. The Neolithic guy -- dubbed Otzi the Iceman, or Frozen Fritz -- wore a coat and leggings made of sheep's fur and moccasins made of cattle leather as he climbed, having just polished off his last meal: unleavened bread and meat.

Severely wounded by an arrow and possibly dispatched with a blow to the head by a cudgel, he died, his body froze and was mummified, and he lay in place for a very, very long time.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; history; iceman; oetzi; otzi; theiceman
Take a good look at this face: It hasn't been seen in over five millennium.

Heike Engel-21Lux / Sdtiroler Archologiemuseum / National Geographic Deutschland

A reconstruction of Otzi the Iceman -- a remarkably well preserved 5,300-year-old mummy sometimes lovingly called "Frozen Fritz" -- recentl created by Dutch forensic experts.

1 posted on 02/25/2011 10:50:51 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

I don’t know his name, but his face rings a bell.


2 posted on 02/25/2011 10:52:51 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Kartographer
?


4 posted on 02/25/2011 10:53:26 AM PST by llevrok (So drink up, be crude, sleep late, urinate in public, and get the job done)
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To: Kartographer

I saw him at Central and Yale just this morning!


5 posted on 02/25/2011 10:55:11 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kartographer

looks like a typical homeless dude I can see wondering around any downtown area in America.


6 posted on 02/25/2011 10:55:32 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail edition)
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To: Kartographer
That's pretty cool.

unleavened bread and meat

Tacos are timeless.

7 posted on 02/25/2011 10:55:40 AM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Kartographer

8 posted on 02/25/2011 10:55:50 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Kartographer

9 posted on 02/25/2011 10:56:03 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Kartographer

A face only a mummy could love!


10 posted on 02/25/2011 10:57:51 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Kartographer

IBTHTP

(In before the Helen Thomas Picture)


11 posted on 02/25/2011 10:57:51 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: Kartographer

I just saw that dude pushing a shopping cart full of pop bottles and cans down harbor blvd


12 posted on 02/25/2011 11:01:27 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: al baby; Tijeras_Slim
"I just saw that dude pushing a shopping cart full of pop bottles and cans down harbor blvd"

No it had to have been his twin brother because Tijeras_Slim just saw him this morning over on Central.
13 posted on 02/25/2011 11:04:29 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Arktos

“I’m suprised they didn’t make him out to be negro.”

I was going to say something similar, but you beat me to it.


14 posted on 02/25/2011 11:04:46 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Kartographer

maybe he is on crack


15 posted on 02/25/2011 11:05:41 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Whats a negro?


16 posted on 02/25/2011 11:06:30 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Kartographer

I’ll bet if youy gave the structure to five different “experts”, they’d be so different, you’d discount this whole area of “expertdom”


17 posted on 02/25/2011 11:07:10 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Arktos

Why would they?


18 posted on 02/25/2011 11:07:23 AM PST by stormer
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To: Kartographer
Utzi looks like DWI mug shot.


19 posted on 02/25/2011 11:09:50 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Kartographer

I saw that guy at a freeway offramp a couple of days ago.


20 posted on 02/25/2011 11:15:29 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Sacajaweau

Actually they use the same techniques to try to ID dead bodies.

The faces they come up with based just upon a skull have quite often lead to identification because when you look at the face - it looks enough like the missing person to make the ID - and that is later CONFIRMED through DNA testing of surviving relatives and comparison to the remains.

They wouldn’t bother doing it if it didn’t lead to good results.


22 posted on 02/25/2011 11:18:10 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: al baby

“Whats a negro”?

“Negro” is Spanish for the color black.

I use it throughtout the day to describe the color of my shoes, car, furniture, one of my kitty cats, etc.

Any other questions?


23 posted on 02/25/2011 11:23:03 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Well where do you recommend me purchasing physical gold ?


24 posted on 02/25/2011 11:25:15 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: al baby

“Well where do you recommend me purchasing physical gold ?”

I have no idea about what you are yammering. Are you sober?


25 posted on 02/25/2011 11:28:56 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Kartographer

Young looking 5,300-year-old, eh?


26 posted on 02/25/2011 11:36:26 AM PST by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: Kartographer

Y’all be nice now. I’m from West Virginia, and most of my kin look like that. Come to think of it, we’ve been looking for Uncle Karl for a while now.


27 posted on 02/25/2011 11:40:45 AM PST by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

He’s a homeless dude from the Italian Alps. I don’t get the big deal. Do we think people looked like Klingons back then?


28 posted on 02/25/2011 11:42:46 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Kartographer

Dad?


29 posted on 02/25/2011 11:44:34 AM PST by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I do recall hearing someone trying to claim Oetzi as a black man, but I think it was a non-scholarly Afro-centric kind of thing...don’t remember who it was who made the assertion.


30 posted on 02/25/2011 11:47:47 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: al baby
"Whats a negro?"

I remember them, they were popular when Hula Hoops first came out

31 posted on 02/25/2011 11:56:33 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Kartographer

Oetzi has the same yDNA haplogroup (’K’) as Thomas Jefferson.


32 posted on 02/25/2011 11:57:40 AM PST by blam
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To: muir_redwoods

I named my negro slinky


33 posted on 02/25/2011 12:05:18 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Kartographer

Should have read ‘created’......not ‘recreate’. Implies knowing what he really looked like. BTW....I saw this guy on the corner last week. He had a sign that said “Will work for Beer.”


34 posted on 02/25/2011 12:08:39 PM PST by Gaffer (A Democrat is an animal that escaped extinction from the 'big dinosaur-killer' event.)
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To: Kartographer

Daddy!


35 posted on 02/25/2011 12:13:06 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Kartographer

Looks like Merle Haggard!


36 posted on 02/25/2011 12:14:55 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Williams

It’s Willie Nelson!


37 posted on 02/25/2011 12:17:28 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Leave the gun. Take the canolis.)
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To: Kartographer

So, a 90-year-old man was hiking up a frozen mountain?
No, I don’t think so.


38 posted on 02/25/2011 12:18:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Kartographer

Put a swastika tattoo on his forheard and it could be Charlie Manson.


39 posted on 02/25/2011 12:20:13 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Leave the gun. Take the canolis.)
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To: Kartographer
An interesting points that I rarely heard mentioned about Otzi.

5,300 years ago was about the time of Menes of Egypt, who united the Upper and Lower Kingdoms.

But while the Egyptians were building a civilization, Otzi was using copper tools - an innovation the “stone age” Egyptians wouldn't adopt until after the Hyksos invasion.

40 posted on 02/25/2011 12:28:16 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: al baby

I remember her


41 posted on 02/25/2011 12:57:51 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Kartographer

“Take a good look at this face: It hasn’t been seen in over five millennium.”

B.S. that’s my next door neighbor....and I just saw him yesterday.


42 posted on 02/25/2011 1:01:41 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so" Ronald Reagan)
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To: 75thOVI

LOL. I was about to say he looked a lot like my Uncle Oscar after 30 years working in the mines (Arizona in Oscar’s case). :)


43 posted on 02/25/2011 1:01:55 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Kartographer

I guess they didn’t have barbers back then.


44 posted on 02/25/2011 1:05:49 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kartographer

“You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that mummy out. That’s a good-looking mummy!”


45 posted on 02/25/2011 1:09:32 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Sacajaweau

Actually, no.

These reconstructions are remarkably accurate. It is based upon well known relationships between the underlying skeleton and the well known thickness of the tissue that sits on top of this foundation.


46 posted on 02/25/2011 1:24:35 PM PST by wintertime
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To: al baby

My apologies, al.

I now see where you are coming from.


47 posted on 02/25/2011 2:20:54 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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Note: this topic was posted 2/25/2011. Thanks Kartographer.


48 posted on 07/27/2014 2:30:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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