Ötzi is the name given to the 5,300-year-old body found in the mountains between Italy and Switzerland. Archaeologists had long thought Ötzi had been murdered in the Alps, perhaps after a long chase...but his stomach tells a different story.
This natural mummy really does remain one of the most remarkable finds in archaeological history, and twenty years after his discovery researchers are still able to tease out fascinating new details about his life. We know for certain that he died high up in the Alps, and based on various wounds he appeared to suffer leading up to his demise, archaeologists had assumed foul play.
Subsequent analysis has cast doubt on the murder theory, and new tests on his stomach indicate that he definitely didn't die after a long, exhausting chase through the Alps. Rather, the stomach contains plenty of partially digested ibex meat, and the fact that it's still there at all means that he must have died less than hour after this last meal.