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Ötzi the iceman. The biggest fake ever

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The ink used was a well known trademark

 

COURTESY APRIL FOLSDAY IN NATUREThe biggest fake ever even since Piltdown discovery, has exploted in scientific community from April's Folsday research on Otzi's tatoos, published on Nature this week.

Ötzi, the glacier mummy, is displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy, together with his clothing and equipment, but this will come to an end since a recent scientific research has discovered the ink used is actually a commercial trade-mark not older than 10 years.

Further analysis of muscle fibers have revealed the real age of the mummy, not older than XVIII siecle.

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