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Is there an Ötzi curse?

Some people involved in the recovery of the mummy and the scientific investigation of the Iceman have died in recent years as a result of accidents or disease.

The popular press has been quick to ascribe these deaths to the “curse of Ötzi”. However, hundreds of people have worked on the Iceman project, and many years have passed since the corpse was first discovered. It is therefore not remarkable that some of those people have since died.