- Publish Date
- Thursday, 6 October 2016, 8:17PM
This year is the 25th anniversary of the discovery of ‘Otzi The Iceman’ in the Italian Alps. He is arguably the world’s most famous and oldest natural mummy - and now we have a general idea of what he sounded like.
Italian researchers used a CT scan to measure the vocal tract and vocal chords of the 5,300-year-old mummy, then used a software program to demonstrate what his voice sounded like when pronouncing vowels.
Technically, he speaks in a frequency on par with a modern male. Non-technically, he kind of sounds like a chain-smoker! Have a listen ...