Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Otzi's Tattoos....For Jonny and Chris

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Dear Jonny and Chris The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology also agrees with the pain theory. They said the following:

The Iceman’s body is covered with over 50 tattoos in the form of groups of lines and crosses.
Unlike modern tattooing methods, the tattoos were not produced with needles but by means of fine incisions into which charcoal was rubbed. Interestingly, Ötzi’s tattoos are located at points where his body was subjected to considerable strain during his lifetime and very probably caused him a lot of pain due to wear.
The tattoos were therefore probably intended as therapeutic measures rather than as symbols.

One or several groups of vertical lines are located to the left and right of the spinal column, on the left calf, on the right instep and on the inner and outer ankle joint. Two lines cross the left wrist. A cross-shaped mark appears on the back of the right knee and beside the left Achilles tendon.
The Iceman had therefore undergone pain-relieving treatment on multiple occasions.

Astonishingly, the tattooed areas correspond to skin acupuncture lines. Before Ötzi it was thought that this treatment had only originated two thousand years later in Asia.

Big hugs, Aunt Jeannie


  1. Jonny and Chris6:53:00 PM

    Aunt Jeannie , this us really a puzzle as you say . We study anything and everything , it may be in the earth , on top of the earth and out in the wild blue yonder . It is a lot of fun , Sha and Sheryl is doing real good in class . we thank you so very much . Glad you are feeling better /
    Wrote by Jonny

  2. Hi Jonny,
    Life is full of puzzles and mysteries. I love them, they challenge your brain. If you become a lawyer, you will have to solve a lot of puzzles and mysteries. I think you will enjoy that.
    I hope you are having fun with your debate team. I am cheering for you. I really think you will win this one. Best of luck my friend. Tell Sha and Sheryl I am very proud that they are doing so well in class.
    Love to all my Cubs
    Aunt Jeannie


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