The Iceman: Murdered in the Alps

When they first pulled his frozen body from a glacier on the Italy-Austria border in 1991, after some 5,300 years on ice, most experts thought the prehistoric hunter who came to be known as Otzi the Iceman had simply died of exposure. Then came the news two years ago that foul play was involved: an arrowhead embedded deep in his shoulder proved he had been shot from behind.

Now the plot is thickening. Scientists announced last week that the Iceman was almost certainly murdered by several attackers--but not before putting up a hell of a fight. Moreover, he probably had...

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