Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ötzi - The iceman from italian Alps

In the autumn of 1991 a young couple went for a hike in a beautiful Alpine valley, near the border between Italy an Austria. They made a really great discovery. They found a 5000 years old mummified body . So they decided to call the police and some scientists to free the body and to look at the iceman carefully. Everything was conserved really perfectly. The iceman was called Oetzi.

Nearby the body it was been found an  ax with a wooden handle and a copper blade, a small knife , some arrows, some tools to repair his clothes and to create a fire and a slice of meat, berries and mushrooms  to eat. 
 The Italian authorities decided to build a new, modern museum to place  Otzi: the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano
So if you are planning a Tour of Italian Alpes  don’t miss this excellent fly in Copper Age’s daily life.

The iceman has a central position in the museum. He is the superstar and the best attraction, so  its history is narrated in a real exceptional way with replicas, reconstructions and interactive videos but that’s not all. There are exposed archeological finds from entire South Tyrol from the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Age till the Carolingian period.
Visits are available in Italian, English, French, German and Russian


Visits are available from Tuesday to Sunday from  10.00  till  18.00. It is closed on Monday except in July, August and December.
€ 9.00  for adults
Free for 6 years old and younger
There are special terms for students or groups.
It is required a reservation for groups

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The Museum is located in Bolzano, via Museo, 43
Website for further information  The website is available in Italian, English and German 


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