Coldest of cold cases: Scientists recover world's oldest blood sample from a murder victim preserved in ice for 5,000 years
Scientists have discovered what is thought to be the oldest blood sample known to man on the body of a 5,000 year old mummy found in an Italian glacier.
The modern-day cold case investigation has thrown new light onto the life of Oetzi the Iceman, as he has been dubbed by experts, after being discovered in a frozen glacier 22 years ago.
A series of tests have revealed what his last meal was and how he met a violent and brutal death as he trekked through the mountains at 9,000ft.
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