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A 5,300-year-old murder mystery - Albert Zink


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In September 1991, two hikers discovered a corpse emerging from the ice. Researchers soon realized they were looking at the mummified body of a man who’d lived about 5,300 years ago, and theorized he got caught in bad weather and froze. However, a shocking discovery revealed his true cause of death and upended his story. So, how did he die? Albert Zink uncovers the truth about Özti the Iceman.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Albert Zink
  • Director Andrew Foerster, Rewfoe
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Composer Devin Polaski
  • Sound Designer Devin Polaski
  • Produced by Gerta Xhelo, Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright

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