Ötzi the Iceman – Visit the Discovery Site

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On 19 September 1991, two German tourists, Helmut and Erika Simon, were walking off the path between the mountain passes Hauslabjoch and Tisenjoch when they stumbled upon an unusual finding. There, at an elevation of 3,210 metres (10,530 ft), frozen in time, was the body of a deceased mountaineer. The following day, a mountain gendarme… Read more »

Ötzi was here. But was Hannibal?

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A great deal has happened to the high pastures and glaciers of the local Ötz Valley in the 5,000 years or so since Ötzi the Iceman was cut down by a hunter’s arrow and imprisoned in the not so perma-frost just a few yards across the Italian border. Until Ötzi’s sensational discovery in 1991, the… Read more »