Therapeutical tattoes?

Francesco (
6 Nov 1995 13:49:11 GMT

Hi to everybody,
I'm searching notices about therapeutical tattoes in ancient
This hypotesis was recently stressed for the "man of Similaun", a mummy
discovered in Val Senales (ITALY) wich appears to be 5300 years old.
Other tattoes which are possibly related to a therapeutical practice
were also found on mummies in Siberia dated approx. 2500 years old.
I would appreciate any further notice of such a practice in ethnic
Thanks in advance for any answer.