This naturally preserved mummy lived in about 3,300 B.C. The mummy was found in September 1991 along the border of Austria and Italy. It was found near the Similaun mountain in the Otzal Alps. The mummy was named after the Otzal Alps, and is called Otzi the Iceman. It also goes by the names Similaun Man and Man from Hauslabjoch.
The most interesting characteristic about this mummy was the tattoos on its mummified skin. Each of these tattoos was made of carbon. The mummy has short vertical lines along his spine and also a cruciform behind his knee. He also has several marks on his ankles. Underneath the tattoos was obvious bone degeneration and osteoporosis.
This led some experts to theorize that the tattoos were some ancient pain treatment similar to the modern concept of acupuncture. Apparently, the poor guy didn’t just have pain from the issues in his bones.
He also had a parasite known as whipworm in his intestines. By examining his fingernails, scientists also found out that he had been sick three times in six months before he died.