He was old. He was ill. These are the very first proven facts about the Iceman. Not so amazing, right? Archaeology expert Walter Leitner can tell us much more exciting details about life and death of Ötzi in the Neolithic Age some 5000 years ago.
“Ötzi was about 48 years old, that’s older than the average age of his contemporaries,” he explains: “But Ötzi was not very healthy as medics diagnosed a quite many of diseases by using the latest examination methods. The Iceman suffered from caries, paradontosis and borreliosis, gastritis and helicobacter bacteria in the digestive tract.“