When the prosecutor hypothesizes that the victim was slaughtered during a satanic ritual orgy, you've got the crime story of a decade. One might expect that the lead role in this blockbuster would be assigned to the victim, a placid, pretty girl from London named Meredith Kercher.The daughter of a tabloid writer and his Indian-born wife, Kercher was a serious student who didn't take herself too seriously; she had been drawn to the Italian city of Perugia, in part, for its reputation as the City of Chocolate.This mistake was repeated in later studies, and eventually the mummy was determined to be about 4,000 years older than it actually was.“I was surprised by the findings because in previous publications I brought attention to the tattooed Chinchorro mummy and its early date,” research associate Lars Krutak told Smithsonian Science News.“To me this mummy was like an underdog versus the all-too-popular Iceman that everyone was writing and talking about," he continued.
But examining the preserved human skin of mummies has revealed that the practice of tattooing dates back further than that.
"But after reviewing the facts, we were compelled to publish the article as soon as possible to set the record straight and stem the tide of future work compounding the error.” Researchers have known that Ötzi had a few dozen tattoos across his legs, back, torso and left wrist, but in January they discovered a previously unknown mark hidden in deeper layers of his dark-colored skin.Ötzi has earned his title of the oldest known tattooed human, but the study's authors say he probably won't keep it for long.
They used new techniques to identify Ötzi's markings -- which were found to be indicative of social and therapeutic practices that predate his existence -- that other researchers will be able to use to examine marks on future archeological finds.
In July, while she waits for her appeal case to be settled, Knox will turn 24. This is what we know for certain: Shortly after a.m.
It will be her fourth consecutive birthday in jail. on November 2nd, 2007, Amanda Knox left the apartment of her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito.
Knox did not understand, for instance, that she was beautiful.