Imagine hiking through the alps and suddenly you make the most important scientific discovery of the century? That became reality for a German couple, Helmut and Erika Simons, who were hiking in the Alps. The Iceman was discovered on the 19th of September 1991 by the Simons, who were hiking by the Austrian and Italian border. They had gone trail blazing for a short amount of time before Erika stumbled across a frozen corpse. At first, she thought it was a discarded toy or dead hiker, but it turned out to be an ancient mummy. That mummy is now known as Otzi the Iceman. The name Otzi, comes from the valley that was north of his location Otzhal. At first glance, there really wasn’t anything that special about Otzi. However, scientist were astonished by how well preserved he was. Otzi became human kinds first real look into the prehistoric world.