jan 1, 3300 BC - Otzi (3300BCE)
Ötzi the Iceman is special for a number of reasons:
(1) Ötzi is the oldest human mummy ever found preserved by freezing.
(2) The Iceman's possessions and clothing have given scientists a better look at what life was during the Copper Age in Europe.
(3) He has become part of our popular culture. He is the subject of many books and even a play.
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