Ötzi the Iceman on a sheet-covered autopsy table. Wikipedia
Discovery News: Oetzi the Iceman Has World's Oldest Tattoos
Oetzi, the Tyrolean Iceman entombed beneath an alpine glacier some 5,300 years ago, is the oldest tattooed human, according to a new study.
The mummy boasts tattoos grouped across 19 body parts. Earlier this year, Marco Samadelli and colleagues from the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Italy, spotted a new tattoo on the mummified body, bringing the total count of the Iceman’s skin markings up to 61.
Published in the February 2016 edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, the research reveals how an error in reading radiocarbon data wrongly attributed the record to an unidentified South American mummy.
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CSN Editor: Wow .... it looks like man and his fascination for tattoos goes back thousands of years.