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What Ötzi the prehistoric iceman can teach us about the use of tattoos in ceremonial healing or religious rites

By Allison Hawn, Instructional Faculty in Communication, Arizona State University
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When the 5,300-year-old mummy of Ötzi the Iceman was found 30 years ago, researchers found 61 tattoos on it. A scholar explains how tattoos have been a sacred part of many cultures across the world.


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