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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology – Ötzi the Iceman in Bolzano
Over 5,000 years ago, a man climbed to the icy heights of the Schnalstal glacier, where he died. In 1991 he was found, along with his clothes and other gear, mummified and frozen – an archaeological sensation and a unique snapshot of Copper Age man. After several years’ examination by highly specialised teams, the mummy and the accompanying finds are now accessible to the public at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.
In addition to housing the remains of the Iceman, the Archaeology Museum also documents the pre- and early history of South Tyrol, from the end of the last Ice Age to the time of Charlemagne. The museum offers an exciting excursion into Alpine prehistory with models, reconstructions, stereoscopic images, videos and interactive multimedia stations all offering a rich and entertaining insight into the past.