Skip to comments.'Iceman' (Oetzi) Might Be Contaminated
Posted on 06/14/2005 12:05:33 PM PDT by blam
A researcher inspects the 5,000-year-old mummy known as Oetzi in this file photo from 2000. Oetzi is kept in a sealed-off chamber which researchers now worry may have been penetrated.
Updated: 10:02 p.m. ET June 13, 2005ROME - Researchers suspect the corpse of a 5,000-year-old mummy frozen in the Italian Alps might have been contaminated by bacteria since its discovery in 1991, a doctor who cares for the body said Monday.
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I screwed this post up somehow.
Haven't these people ever heard of NeoSporin?.......
Like that will make him sick or something.
Yep, he's looking a mite peaked.
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They're acting like he's a drumstick with Salmonella. Maybe they were gonna grill him up for the faculty dinner.
Pinin' for the fjords.
Trace the movements of Bubba !
Thought they were dissing George Gervin.
Has the DNC sent him a voter registration card yet?
At the Alferd Packer Grill...
"researchers now worry may have been penetrated."
'Iceman' (Oetzi) Might Be Contaminated
Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/14/2005 12:05:33 PM PDT · 10 replies · 227+ views
MSNBC | 6-14-2005
A researcher inspects the 5,000-year-old mummy known as Oetzi in this file photo from 2000. Oetzi is kept in a sealed-off chamber which researchers now worry may have been penetrated. Updated: 10:02 p.m. ET June 13, 2005ROME - Researchers suspect the corpse of a 5,000-year-old mummy frozen in the Italian Alps might have been contaminated by bacteria since its discovery in 1991, a doctor who cares for the body said Monday.
Theory: Iceman Oetzi Wore High-Tech Shoes
Posted by blam
On News/Activism 03/02/2005 9:53:42 AM PST · 29 replies · 903+ views
Discovery | 2-23-2005 | Jennifer Viegas
Theory: Iceman Oetzi Wore High-Tech Shoes By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Feb. 23, 2005 ó ÷tzi, the copper ax-wielding iceman found frozen in the Alps where he had trekked over 5,300 years ago, wore high-tech snowshoes, according to a closer look at artifacts found with his remains. If the new theory holds, ÷tzi's footwear would become the world's first known snowshoes, and in a landslide victory. The current likely record-holders are not even actual shoes, but rather carvings of what look to be snowshoes found within Iron Age petroglyphs that date to approximately 500 B.C. ÷tzi's Moccasin? The Shoe from...
Alpine Iceman (Oetzi) Reveals Stone Age Secrets
Posted by blam
On News/Activism 02/17/2005 11:46:50 AM PST · 50 replies · 1,681+ views
Swissinfo.org | 2-17-2005 | Sophie Hardach
February 17, 2005 4:30 AM Alpine iceman reveals Stone Age secrets By Sophie Hardach BOLZANO, Italy (Reuters) - Some 5,300 years after his violent death, a Stone Age man found frozen in the Alps is slowly revealing his secrets to a global team of scientists. But despite more than a decade of high-tech efforts by geneticists, botanists and engineers many questions about his life and death remain unsolved. And rumours of a deadly curse on those who found him continue to swirl. German amateur mountaineer Helmut Simon and his wife spotted Oetzi, as he became known, in the mountains between...
'Iceman' discoverer joins his find in Alpine grave
Posted by aculeus
On News/Activism 10/23/2004 7:26:02 PM PDT · 13 replies · 944+ views
The Observer (UK) | October 24, 2004 | Sophie Arie in Rome
For 13 years, mountaineer Helmut Simon had basked in the glory of his unique encounter with history. In 1991, the 67-year-old German discovered Otzi the Iceman, the perfectly preserved body of a Neolithic hunter, emerging from the Similaun glacier, 3,200m (10,500ft) up the Austrian Alps. Wherever he went in his beloved Alps, Simon wore a badge identifying himself as 'Discoverer of Otzi'. But yesterday, Simon's body was found in a stream in these same mountains. On 15 October, the pensioner departed alone from the village of Bad Hofgastein, near Salzburg, up the 2,134m (7,000ft) Gamskarkogel peak. His wife, Erika, who...
Finder of Tyrol "Iceman" missing in Alps
Posted by 11th_VA
On News/Activism 10/18/2004 10:22:51 AM PDT · 32 replies · 976+ views
Reuters | Mon 18 October, 2004 12:00
VIENNA (Reuters) - The man who 13 years ago found the frozen remains of a prehistoric iceman in an Alpine glacier has disappeared in the snow-covered Alps with little hope of being found. A member of the mountain rescue team at Bad Hofgastein in Austria told Reuters on Monday that Helmut Simon, the German man who found the 5,300-year-old mummified body while hiking on the border of Austria and Italy in 1991 has been missing for three days. "There's a lot of snow up there," the rescuer, who did not want to be named, said about the 2,467-metre (8,000-ft) Garmskarkogel...
Doesn't it stand to reason? Afterall, look at the number of people who die from infections they have caught while being treated at hospitals. It only stands to reason that they'd contaminate 5,000 year old dead people as well.
Looks like he could use a feeding tube, but then the ACLU would probably sue to have it removed.
Have the results of brainscan testing showed negative activity? Being braindead isn't the sole criterion of death anymore, of course, but if he is terminal anyway, why go to the expense of medical care with the $EU and the Airbus getting into such dire straits?
why don't they radiate him?
Maybe a doctor needs to see him.
It's Bush's fault.
He's looked better.
there just worried 'cause he's the stunt-double for Super Dave
hee hee hee hee hee hee hee
No wonder he's just been lying around listless day in, day out.
I'm not quite dead yet!!
And the most interesting fact about Oetzi: he's missing his male organ. It fell off in transit.
Good article, thanks. I'm waiting for the next discovery.
Not surprising. The way he was marauding through the Alps, picking fights, he must have always been going off half cocked.
Good idea probably. Worth looking into. I can't believe it would harm the body or inhibit study of the remains. Of course, Oetzi would have to be sealed in a container, then irradiated, then left alone. That would probably inhibit study. ;') I seem to recall that, when the body was found, some souvenir hound tried to pull off the fur coat, which damaged the body.
That's the story, and the pervs who found the body are stickin' with it. ;')
Have they found his spouse yet?
You know, Betsy Oetzi?