Onward: A 5,300-Year-Old Mummy with Keys to the Future

Anthropologist Albert Zink is trying to solve a classic "cold case": the death of Ötzi the Iceman, the famous mummy preserved in the frozen Italian Alps for millennia. For Zink, the real mystery lies in the ways Ötzi's remains might inform modern-day studies of heart disease.
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