Agencia EFEOctober 17, 2013 12:37
Vienna, Oct 17 (EFE).- Ötzi the Iceman, the mummy found preserved in an alpine glacier 5,300 years after his death, has 19 living relatives in Austria's Tyrol region.
"The Iceman and these 19 people have a common ancestor," Walther Parson, a researcher at the Institute for Forensic Medicine in Innsbruck, told Efe.
A vacationing couple from Germany found the mummy in 1991 and he was dubbed Ötzi after the name of the surrounding area.
The study of the Iceman, who was around 46 when he died, provided a treasure-trove of biological and historical data on the Bronze Age.