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Last hours of the Iceman

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Scientists have poked, prodded, and x-rayed the 5,000-year-old mummy found in the Alps. They now think he was murdered.  

It was late spring or early summer, when a modest tree called the hop hornbeam unfurls bright yellow clusters of flowers in the steep valleys that run north into the mountains now known as the Italian Alps. The man hurried through a forest he knew well, wincing from the pain in his injured right hand and pausing occasionally to listen for sounds that he was being pursued. As he fled up the slope, the yellow pollen of the hornbeam blossoms fell like an invisible rain, salting the water and food he consumed when he stopped to rest. Five thousand years later, the Neolithic hunter we call the Iceman would still bear traces of this ancient dusting inside his body?a microscopic record of the time of year it was when he passed through this forest and into the nearby mountains, where fate would finally catch up with him...

Read the full story of the Iceman & view a photo gallery HERE

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Gatorman

Poor old man why cant they just leave him alone.

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worthy 55

I saw that program awhile back. Why could'nt he have been shot earlyer and someone tryed to help him . But he tryed to travel to soon and it cought up with him in the thin air of the mountains ? None of his personal things were missing , you know back then if someone had killed him all his things would have been taken , the bronz axe! But it makes a good story, Neolithic CSI. :D :D :)

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