Here’s how 5,300-yr-old Otzi the Iceman looked

February 26th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Based on 20 years of research, this is how Otzi the Iceman might have looked: brown eyed, furrow faced bearded, and tired.

Realized by two Dutch experts, Alfons and Adrie Kennis, the model was produced with the latest in forensic mapping technology that uses three-dimensional images of the mummy’s skull as well as infrared and tomographic images.

The new reconstruction shows a prematurely old man, with deep-set eyes, sunken cheeks, a furrowed face and ungroomed beard and hair, reports Discovery News.

Although he looks tired, Otzi has vivid brown eyes. Indeed, recent research on the 5,300-year-old mummy has shown that the Stone Age man did not have blue eyes as previously thought.

Believed to have died around the age of 45, Otzi was about 1.60 meters tall and weighed 50 kilograms.

The model will go on display beginning March 1 to Jan. 15, 2012, at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy. (ANI)

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