Today in cyberspace we have learned about finding the remains of a 46 year old man who was frozen in the mountains of Italy over 5,000 years ago. He was found in a glacier that was 10,500 feet above ground. The Iceman, Oetzi, got shot by a arrow right below the back. They had discovered that the murderer had pulled out the arrow after being shot so there would be no evidence. The arrowhead was the only evidence that he had been shot wth a bow and arrow.
This man was perfectly perserved. The only things that were not there, was the fingernails, toenails, and the top layer of skin. Scientists have been studying the corpse for 16 years, but have recently discovered a head trauma added to the iceman’s injuries. The evidence has shown the scientists a lot of how Italians lived back then. For example, they didn’t use guns, only bows and arrows to hunt. The tattoos on his body told them a lot how they survived as well.
So our critical question is do you think that scientists should have disturbed the Iceman’s corpse in the first place or it was a good idea to dig him up and see the past??
There are two different points of views for this story. There are some people who think that there should have not dug up his corpse because you are ruining his final resting place. The other side take that it is a good thing they dug it up because they can learn a lot about the Itlalians and how they survived long ago.
Here’s what we think:
So what do you think? Leave us a comment to share your thinking and join us again soon on The Blurb!
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Image retrieved from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/08/070831-iceman-death.html on September 29, 2007.