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“Literally unique exhibits”

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
Ranked #3 of 191 things to do in Bolzano
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The exhibition of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology consists of a collection of the most important archaeological findings of South Tyrol, like the world famous chalcolithic ice mummy called "Ötzi, the Iceman" who was found with all his belongings on the glacier in 1991.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is purely about the Iceman (Otzi) who was discovered in 1991 astonishingly preserved in a glacier for more than five thousand years before an unusual melt revealed his presence. He is the oldest intact preserved human ever found. It is the ultimate cold case as Otzi was murdered. Not only is the body astonishingly preserved (his organs are still there) but his possessions reveal much about life in the alps in the period. Research on him is ongoing and each discovery begs new questions which are well presented in the exhibits.

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, this museum is only about the iceman— but they give you so much context to his life, discovery, & ongoing research that it is totally worth it. Also of interest to anyone interested in forensics. A few fun features for children as well

Thank Manningjen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A tour to this archeological site converted as a museum will definitely gives us idea how the Dolomites formed thousand years ago. Very informative.

Thank Jun J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully presented museum focussing on Otzi and his age. I did feel a bit morbid looking at poor Otzi himself, but it was all very well done, and included recent research adjusting the picture.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You would think that building a museum around one frozen man discovered not far away wouldn't work, but it does. The museum and the story of the former local resident is fascinating. And the exhibit is very well done.

Thank Theodore6986
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