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Name: Oetzi Iceman                                                                                   
Born fl. c.3300 BC near the present village of Feldthurns (Velturno), north of Bolzano, Italy         
Died fl. c.3300 BC Schnalstal glacier, Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria   
and Italy                                                                                             
Victim of a crime or ritual sacrifice                                                                 
Oetzi  the Iceman , Frozen Fritz, and Similaun Man                                                   
are modern nicknames of a well-preserved natural mummy of a man from about 3300                       
BC (53 centuries ago), found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Ötztal                         
Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. The nickname                         
comes from Ötztal, the region in which he was discovered. He is Europe's oldest                     
natural human mummy, and has offered an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic (Copper                   
Age) Europeans.                                                                                       
Oetzi  the Iceman while still frozen in the glacier, photographed by Helmut Simon                     
upon the discovery of the body in September 1991.