vendredi 13 mai 2011

Austria/Italy/Australia: Revenge of Oetzi.

On October 21, 2005, the archaeologist and specialist in molecular chemistry at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, Thomas Harold Loy, 63, was found dead at his home. He wrote a book about Oetzi, reported the newspaper "The Australian".
The archaeologist suffering from a blood infection last dozen years, diagnosed illness shortly before his meeting with Oetzi.
Tom Loy, born in the United States and Director of the Laboratory of Archaeological Sciences, University of Queensland, lay dead at his home for several days when his body was discovered. He had said before his death that he did not believe the "curse of Oetzi".
Oetzi is the name given to this man frozen 46 years accidentally discovered September 19, 1991 at 3200 meters altitude in the Tyrol, on the border between Italy and Austria in the Alps of Otzlal (hence name), near the Italian Dolomites, a couple of tourists from Nuremberg, Helmut and Erika Simon.
         Buried for millennia under a layer of ice, melting glaciers important has exposed an individual of 1.59 m weighing 40 kg who lived during a period between 3,350 and 3,100 BC. AD according to the analysis of carbon 14.
But then, this man murdered which aroused great interest in the whole world would perhaps never have been moved because it has brought misfortune to eight persons connected directly or indirectly to his discovery.
Helmut Simon, the German tourist who discovered the mummy died during a hike in the same area in 2004.
Simon Dieter Warnecke, 45, who had gone in search of the first died of a heart attack.
The archaeologist Konrad Spindler, a professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria has examined the first body of Oetzi died of multiple sclerosis at age 55. According to the British daily Guardian, Konrad Spindler said in jest: "The next victim could be me."
Professor Friedrich Tiefenbrunner, who worked with the team and Spindler, who had developed a method to protect the mummy of Oetzi against bacteria and germs died during his heart surgery in January 2005 ..
The mountain guide Kurt Fritz, who accompanied the first journalist Rainer Hoelzl from the mummy died at age 52 in an avalanche.
The journalist who caught and released the first pictures of Oetzi, Rainer Hoelzl died of a brain tumor at age 47.
In 1992, the head of the mission devoted to scientific Oetzi, Rainer          Henn was killed at 64 in a car accident while he was giving a lecture on the subject.
The ice man who was either a leader or a sorcerer, according to Professor Walter Leitner at the University of Innsbruck, lies in a cold room to the archaeological museum of Bolzano-Bozen in Italy since March 1998.

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