Latest Conjecture States That The ‘Iceman’ Of The Alps Was Buried CeremoniallyAugust 27th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Oetzi happens to be the 5,300-year-old ‘Iceman’. A fresh conjecture disclosed on Thursday has mentioned that he may not have expired at the location in the Italian Alps where he was discovered 19 years ago. Instead, he may have been buried there ceremonially.
The embalmed dead body of Oetzi, the combatant of the ‘Bronze Age’, was unearthed in an elevated mountain pass in the Oetztal Alps in 1991. Thus far, archaeologists have deemed that Oetzi had breathed his last breath at that spot from the injuries that he had incurred in a clash.
Nevertheless, Alessandro Vanzetti, who belongs to the Rome University, has asserted to the Austrian daily, Die Presse, that he deems that Oetzi actually passed away closer to the sea-level. Oetzi was then interred months later with complete ritualistic honors high up in the mountains. Vanzetti and his squad have been exploring the location of the mummified Iceman, which is at 10,500 feet above sea-level, since 2005.
The fresh presumption would put in plain words why some of the armaments detected alongside the mummy were not geared up for utilization and why several bits and pieces were positioned at the side of the mummified body. Some of these bits and pieces were expensive and would unquestionably have been pillaged by his assassin if Oetzi had passed away in a battle at the area where he was discovered. This data has been voiced by Vanzetti.
Additionally, a scrutiny of the substances in his belly had illustrated that the Iceman expired in April. However, the pollen seen at the location of his burial suggested that the corpse was interred in August or September. By then, the ice would have liquefied. The liquefaction would have ensured that a climb to such a height was feasible. This information was revealed by Vanzetti.
Frank Ruehli happens to be a lecturer in the University of Zurich. He happens to be the physician, who carried out the original autopsy. He, however, is not absolutely persuaded by the interment theory. He has observed that the left arm of the cadaver of the Iceman is in an unusual position. This must have occurred at the time of decease. Frank has uttered to BBC News that, if Oetzi was the head of a clan, then his subordinates should have shifted the twisted arm into a more normal position. This would be likely in the entombment of a central being.
All said and done, it is pretty evident that the mysterious Iceman will remain the topic of fervent investigation and conjecture for many more years.
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