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Otzi Speaks: Scientists Reconstruct Voice of 5,300-Year-Old Iceman

Friday, September 23, 2016 7:02
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Otzi Speaks: Scientists Reconstruct Voice of 5,300-Year-Old Iceman

Scientists have made the best approximation of the voice of Otzi the Iceman, the world-famous mummy who met a violent death in the mountains of Austria around 5,300 years ago.  His voice was replicated through a reconstruction of his vocal tract, throat and mouth. The experiment, which was conducted to honor the 25th anniversary of Ötzi’s discovery, brings ‘life’ to the ancient mummy.

The mummy of Ötzi was discovered by German tourists in the Ötztal Alps on the border between Austria and Italy in 1991. He was originally believed to be the frozen corpse of a mountaineer or soldier who died during World War I, but tests later confirmed the Iceman dates back to 3,300 BC and died from a blow to the back of the head. He is Europe's oldest natural human mummy and, remarkably, his body contained the still intact blood cells, which resembled a modern sample of blood. They are the oldest blood cells ever identified. His body was so well-preserved that scientists were even able to determine that his last meal was red deer and herb bread, eaten with wheat bran, roots and fruit.

The mummy of Otzi, as it was found

The mummy of Otzi, as it was found (vaxzine / flickr)

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