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Review: New on DVD for November 11 Special

This week’s releases include an entertaining martial arts picture that brings the past into the present; the complete tale of inter-species love; the story of a rock ‘n’ roll legends; and a comedy that’s a bit tough on its main character.

Iceman Oetzi's blood is oldest in the world

The 5,300-year-old mummified corpse of iceman Oetzi has recently been discovered to contain the world's oldest blood cells. The team who found these details also debunked previous notions of the mummy, such as time of death after being wounded.

Oezti the Iceman may have been buried

The 5,000 year old Iceman found in the Italian Alps may have ceremonially buried months after he was originally murdered.

Do the Clothes Make the Man?

Oetzi may not have been a mummified, prehistoric hunter but, rather, a mummified, prehistoric herdsman. A new study on Oetzi's clothes reveal that they were made with the hairs of cattle and sheep.
 

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Researchers Eduard Egarter-Vigl (left) and Albert Zink (right) take a piece of Iceman s hip bone. Th...
Researchers Eduard Egarter-Vigl (left) and Albert Zink (right) take a piece of Iceman's hip bone. The DNA extracted from the bone was used to create a complete genetic profile of the man who lived in the southern Alps approximately 5,300 years ago.
Courtesy Samadelli Marco/EURAC