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'Iceman' row ends after 17 years

Oetzi, file image
Oetzi was one of the greatest archaeological finds of recent years

A legal battle sparked by the discovery of the world-famous 5,300-year-old "Iceman" known as Oetzi in northern Italy in 1991 has finally been settled.

German hikers Erika and Helmut Simon found the remains, but officials in the north Italian province of Bolzano had refused an adequate finders' fee.

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