Monday, August 23, 2004

Bodies of WWI Soldiers Found in Glacier

Oddly Enough - Reuters

Bodies of WWI Soldiers Found in Glacier

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ROME (Reuters) - The bodies of three Austrian soldiers killed in World War One have been found frozen and almost perfectly preserved in an Italian Alpine glacier.

Mountain rescue worker Maurizio Vicenzi discovered the mummified bodies on Friday, encased upside down in ice at 11,940 feet altitude on San Matteo mountain near the Swiss and Austrian borders.

"Using binoculars, I saw what looked like a stain on the Forni glacier and went to look," Vicenzi, 46, from the northern Italian town of Peio told Reuters on Monday.

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