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Captain DEwell Inactive Member04 Jun 2017 9:30 a.m. PST


High in a remote area of the Oetztaler Alps in northern Italy, 5,300 years ago, Oetzi the Iceman was shot in the back with an arrow.

It hit a main artery and he probably bled to death within minutes.

His body was preserved in the ice, making him one of the oldest and best-preserved mummies on Earth.

Oetzi was first discovered in 1991 and scientists discovered the flint arrowhead lodged in his shoulder 10 years later.

Was it murder? And who might have killed him?

link to BBC article

Don Manser04 Jun 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

The Russians

Prince Rupert of the Rhine04 Jun 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

It might have been me I've been playing a lot of Farcry Primal on my play station and have shot countless hairy pre-historic people in the back with my bow…

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 10:56 a.m. PST

Don, that was funny…

JimDuncanUK04 Jun 2017 11:39 a.m. PST

Bit late to do door to door enquiries.

Don Manser04 Jun 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

"I already told you I don't need any more Tupperware!!!"

Norman D Landings Inactive Member04 Jun 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

Sounds like a case for…

YouTube link

foxweasel04 Jun 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

"I, said the sparrow, with my bow and arrow"

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

Alley Oop the caveman?

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

Just noticed he sorta, kinda, looks like THE DUDE – he who abides…

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 3:17 p.m. PST

Look for the next season of "New Tricks" or the "Bones" reunion special. But jurisdictional claims will be interesting.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 4:09 p.m. PST

Oops! Sorry. I landed my disabled time machine coupe on him in a heavy fog, while he was sleeping in a giant elk carcass. Sorry. I didn't mean too!

KPinder04 Jun 2017 4:52 p.m. PST

Colonel Mustard,…on the glacier,…with Bow and arrow.

Parzival04 Jun 2017 5:02 p.m. PST

Monk discovered this years ago, but alas, was interrupted without a summation, as he was still on another case. (It's a joke but in the first episode with Natalie.)

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 6:40 p.m. PST

The Statute of Limitations does not apply in cases of murder
So whoever's guilty better watch his ass.

Mars Ultor Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 8:09 p.m. PST

I admit it. It was me.

sunjester Inactive Member05 Jun 2017 9:42 a.m. PST


The latest archaeological research says that the arrow wound probably didn't kill him, he froze to death! link

Typical of BBC News to be a couple of years behind the times!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

"It wasn't the bullet that killed him. It was lead poisoning."

badwargamer06 Jun 2017 3:14 a.m. PST

Mrs Oetzi

Retiarius906 Jun 2017 6:31 a.m. PST

The President, they blame him for everything else (getting my bowl and warm blanket for the dawghouse)

Retiarius906 Jun 2017 6:45 a.m. PST

or could have been the first episode of Fear Thy Neighbor on the ID channel

Henry Martini06 Jun 2017 7:28 a.m. PST

Everyone knows… the butler did it.

Weddier06 Jun 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

If I recall correctly, the jurisdiction was disputed by Italy and Switzerland ("No, not ours, other side of the border!") until it was established that the deceased was prehistoric and not a lost tourist. Jurisdiction was still disputed, but then both countries wanted Oetzi.

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