Out of the ordinary: Ötzi

Ötzi's last days are turning into a 5000-year-old murder case. New investigations by researchers have established the chronology of the injuries that Ötzi, the glacier man preserved as a frozen mummy, sustained in his last days. It has now been demonstrated that Ötzï only survived the arrow wound in his back for a very short time - a few minutes to a number of hours - and also received a blow to the back with a blunt object just before his death. In contrast, the cut wound on his hand is a few days older. Ötzi, the man from the Neolithic Age, is the oldest ice mummy ever found and is providing information about life more than 5000 years ago.