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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

., 39100 Bolzano, Italy
0471 320100
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Bolzano
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great museum showing one of the most remarkable archeological discoveries in Europe. Very nicely displayed. Don't miss it!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great museum and great exhibit. We had read about this discovery and we very much looking forward to seeing Utzi. However, our favorite part were all the artifacts discovered near the body. From pieces found at the site, they recreated his hat, shoes, clothing and his hunting spears and arrows. Also lots of x-rays that showed how he was killed... More

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gunnison, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is one of the best museums we have ever been to. Absolutely fascinating, interesting and so well done. Don't miss this, even if you have to wait to get in.

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Kurrajong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The story of Otzi is amazing and the exhibits are incredible. It was well worth the money to have the audio guide. I had recently been reading about the neolithic era and it was wonderful to come across this exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Very well done exhibit, with informative overview that includes actual mummy, artifacts recovered along with his remains and meaningful and well presented information about the scientists subsequent work that provides important and useful context. It is not over whelming - and easy to take in. Well worth the visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As a lover of Archaeology and Anthropology this museum is up my alley and accessible to anyone who is knew to the science. The information they have on the ice man is incredibly fascinating and they go into great detail about him, what his life would've been like and what this information means to modern day man. There is a... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

When Ötzi, a 5,200 year old mummy, was found along the Italian-Austrain border in September 1991, both countries fought for his remains, since they sensed a tourist attraction beneath the snow. Italy "won" them after a protracted court case, and this museum opened in 1998 specifically to house them and the artifacts found near the body. If you have an... More

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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We made a special effort to visit this stunning exhibition. The famous 'Ice Man' and his equipment are extremely well presented in this purpose built exhibition hall and all the labels are primarily in English. You can photograph everything except the mummy. Our only disappointment was a lack of an English language book in the shop (they may have run... More

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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Seven of us ages 8-60s visited the "Ice Man" museum in Bolzano. I expected maybe 30 minutes to see the frozen man Otzi and a few exhibits. We were there for about an hour and 15 minutes. The excellent exhibits cover the interesting story of discovery, recovery, his clothing and tools, habitat, how he died and the science supporting various... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This museum features only the mummy of Ötzi, discovered in the 1990s in a glacier. The museum is excellent! All displays are very instructive and clear. The most fascinating part is to learn about all accessories that were found with the mummy.

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