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Researchers in Italy announced this week that they had discovered a strange new tattoo on the ribcage of the 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman.
The find raises to 61 the number of Ötzi’s known tattoos, and it came as a big surprise.
“We didn’t expect to find a tattoo on the thoracic, as all the other tattoos are mainly close to joints and on his lower back and legs,” Dr. Albert Zink, director of the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Bolzano and one of the scientists behind the discovery, told The Huffington Post in an email.
Weird. Next one out buys coffee cream. Then back to work.
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