The day Ötzi was found – level 2
In autumn 1991, two German tourists were hiking in the Ötztal Alps, on the Austrian-Italian border. They decided to take a shortcut and they walked off the path.
Suddenly, they saw a body in the ice, and they thought it was a dead mountaineer. Local authorities took the body out and transported it to Innsbruck, Austria.
Experts found out that the dead body was more than 5,000 years old. It was the oldest natural mummy in Europe and experts called it Ötzi. Ötzi was 160 centimeters tall and he weighed about 50 kilograms. He had 61 tattoos on his skin.
In 2008, a court decided that the tourists who found Ötzi would get a reward of 150,000 euros.
What do you think the benefits of finding Ötzi were to scientists, or to the general public?
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