Austrian scientists have found that 19 Tyrolean men alive today are related to Oetzi the Iceman, whose 5,300-year-old frozen body was found in the Alps.
Their relationship was established through DNA analysis by scientists from the Institute of Legal Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University.
The men have not been told about their connection to Oetzi. The DNA tests were taken from blood donors in Tyrol.
A particular genetic mutation was matched, the APA news agency reports. Oetzi's body was found frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991 ( via bbc.co.uk ).