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A man's bones with 16th-century weapons and coins in a glacier near Zermatt, Switzerland

  • Peter Lehner (a1) and Annemarie Julen (a2)
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Late in the 16th century, a man fell into the glacier crossing a high Alpine pass between Switzerland and Italy. The ice has released him these last years.

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Corpus Nummorum Italicorum. 1919. Catalogo generale. Rome: Monete medievale e moderne.
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Kramer, M.. Lehner, P. & Zink, P.. 1988. Über zwei Gletscherleichen mit Eisz iten von 70 und 400 Jahren, in Festschrift, W. Holczabek, Gerichtsme-dizin. Vienna: Franz Denticke Verlag.
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Lehner, P. & Julen, A.. 1986. Fund mittelalterlicher Münzen, Schuhwerk etc., am oberen Theodul-gletscher bei Zermatt, Blätter WaiJiser Ges-chichte 19: Sion: 187200.
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Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
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