Ötzi, also called the Iceman, is the natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE. The mummy was found in September 1991 in the Ötztal Alps on the border between Austria and Italy.
The food was extracted from the oldest ever preserved human’s stomach. The body was discovered in 1991 by two mountaineers hiking in the Ötztal Alps of southern Austria. At first they thought it was body of a mountaineer who died recently as it showed only some decay. On examining the remains , they found out that the body was 5300 years old stunningly protected by the cold mountain climate.
Ötzi is believed to have been murdered; an arrowhead has been found in his left shoulder, which would have caused a fatal wound. The nature of his life and the circumstances of his death are the subject of much investigation and speculation. Ötzi’s last meal was consisted of ibex meat and fat, red deer, and traces toxic bracken fern.
He is Europe's oldest known natural human mummy and has offered an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic (Copper Age) Europeans. His body and belongings are displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy.