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'Iceman' (Oetzi) Might Be Contaminated
MSNBC ^ | 6-14-2005

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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KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; archaeology; contaminated; ggg; ggggodsgravesglyphs; godsgravesglyphs; history; iceman; might; oetzi; otzi; theiceman

1 posted on 06/14/2005 12:05:34 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
GGG Ping.

I screwed this post up somehow.


2 posted on 06/14/2005 12:07:31 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Haven't these people ever heard of NeoSporin?.......


3 posted on 06/14/2005 12:07:57 PM PDT by Red Badger (It's not up to the gov't to give you an education. It's up to you to take it from them......)
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To: blam
The minute the corpse was uncovered from the snow pack it was contaminated.
4 posted on 06/14/2005 12:32:50 PM PDT by vetvetdoug (Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Brices Crossroads, Harrisburg, Britton Lane, Holly Springs, Hatchie Bridge,)
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To: blam
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

Like that will make him sick or something.

5 posted on 06/14/2005 12:34:07 PM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: blam

Yep, he's looking a mite peaked.


6 posted on 06/14/2005 12:35:29 PM PDT by RightWhale (Some may think I am a methodist)
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To: blam; FairOpinion; Ernest_at_the_Beach; StayAt HomeMother; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; ...
Thanks Blam. Welcome new GGG participants. I heard that Oetzi died of AIDS.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on, off, or alter the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
The GGG Digest
-- Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

7 posted on 06/14/2005 12:37:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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Google

8 posted on 06/14/2005 12:39:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: RightWhale
Yep, he's looking a mite peaked.

They're acting like he's a drumstick with Salmonella. Maybe they were gonna grill him up for the faculty dinner.

9 posted on 06/14/2005 12:39:57 PM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: RightWhale

Pinin' for the fjords.


10 posted on 06/14/2005 12:41:10 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: blam

Trace the movements of Bubba !


11 posted on 06/14/2005 12:41:48 PM PDT by RS (Just because they are out to get him, it doesn't mean he's not guilty.)
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To: blam

Thought they were dissing George Gervin.


12 posted on 06/14/2005 12:44:23 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: blam
Personally, I never eat meat that's been in the freezer for more than 30 centuries.
13 posted on 06/14/2005 12:44:35 PM PDT by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: RightWhale
Yep, he's looking a mite peaked.

Has the DNC sent him a voter registration card yet?

14 posted on 06/14/2005 12:44:57 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know.)
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To: dirtboy; Cuttnhorse

At the Alferd Packer Grill...


15 posted on 06/14/2005 12:46:54 PM PDT by null and void (Oh what a tag lined web we weave...)
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To: RS
You beat me to it.

"researchers now worry may have been penetrated."

16 posted on 06/14/2005 12:46:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: RS
"I don't know if you've seen that mummy," President Clinton remarked with a rascally grin, "but you know, if I were a single man, I might ask that mummy out. That's a good looking mummy! That mummy looks better than I do on my worst days."
17 posted on 06/14/2005 12:47:09 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The theory of evolution is the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century - Michael Denton)
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'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...
 

18 posted on 06/14/2005 12:47:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: blam

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.


19 posted on 06/14/2005 12:59:38 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: RightWhale
"Yep, he's looking a mite peaked."

Looks like he could use a feeding tube, but then the ACLU would probably sue to have it removed.

20 posted on 06/14/2005 1:00:40 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

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?


21 posted on 06/14/2005 1:06:19 PM PDT by RightWhale (Some may think I am a methodist)
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To: SunkenCiv

why don't they radiate him?


22 posted on 06/14/2005 1:09:52 PM PDT by ken21 (if you didn't see it on tv, then it didn't happen. /s)
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To: ken21
why don't they radiate him?

Because they do not want to destroy the DNA for future investigations. Today we just need some 15 -20 cells, in a few years time we just need around 5.
23 posted on 06/14/2005 2:19:55 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: blam
a 5,000-year-old mummy frozen in the Italian Alps might have been contaminated by bacteria

Maybe a doctor needs to see him.

24 posted on 06/14/2005 2:32:09 PM PDT by fso301
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To: blam

It's Bush's fault.


25 posted on 06/14/2005 3:04:19 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: blam

He's looked better.


26 posted on 06/14/2005 3:05:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (Flush Newsweek!)
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To: dirtboy

there just worried 'cause he's the stunt-double for Super Dave


27 posted on 06/14/2005 3:08:33 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: BerthaDee
a 5,000-year-old mummy frozen in the Italian Alps might have been contaminated by compassionate conservativism,
say anxious liberals, "It must be destroyed to stop the
contagion before it spreads to the lower classes."
28 posted on 06/14/2005 3:09:42 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

hee hee hee hee hee hee hee


29 posted on 06/14/2005 3:31:01 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: blam

No wonder he's just been lying around listless day in, day out.


30 posted on 06/14/2005 3:38:54 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Constitution Day
"Pinin' for the fjords."

I'm not quite dead yet!!

31 posted on 06/14/2005 4:38:40 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: SunkenCiv

And the most interesting fact about Oetzi: he's missing his male organ. It fell off in transit.


32 posted on 06/14/2005 4:47:19 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: blam
Melting Glaciers Reveal Ancient Bodies
33 posted on 06/14/2005 4:55:34 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Fester Chugabrew
"Melting Glaciers Reveal Ancient Bodies"

Good article, thanks. I'm waiting for the next discovery.

34 posted on 06/14/2005 5:08:34 PM PDT by blam
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To: Ciexyz
And the most interesting fact about Oetzi: he's missing his male organ. It fell off in transit.

Not surprising. The way he was marauding through the Alps, picking fights, he must have always been going off half cocked.

35 posted on 06/14/2005 7:32:39 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch
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To: ken21

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.


36 posted on 06/14/2005 9:48:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: Ciexyz

That's the story, and the pervs who found the body are stickin' with it. ;')


37 posted on 06/14/2005 9:49:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

[rimshot!]


38 posted on 06/14/2005 9:49:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: blam

Have they found his spouse yet?

You know, Betsy Oetzi?


39 posted on 06/15/2005 10:57:13 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
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