Oetzi's Finders Wait for Reward
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-11-15 08:45
A German couple, who discovered the now famous mummified body of Oetzi, is still waiting to collect their reward. It has been several years since Helmut and Erika Simon, a retired couple from Nuremburg, Germany, discovered the mummified remains of a Stone Age man while hiking in the Italian Alps. Recently a court in Bolzano, Italy declared the couple as the official finders, entitling them to a quarter of the proceeds from Oetzi's promotion. The iceman has become a tourist attraction in a Bolzano museum and the couple would like to have their share. The museum plans to appeal.