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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

Address: 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0471 320100
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Bolzano
Type: Museums
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...
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Type: Museums
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What an interesting museum! We enjoyed it so much and couldn't stop talking about our experience for days. We felt it was an inspirational story of scientific cooperation and human curiosity. We walked though the entire museum and then went to see the mummy in the end of our tour, after learning about him from the fascinating exhibition. We highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband had been to this museum a few years ago and thought I would be interested in seeing it and the Ice Man. Well he was right as usual. It was an amazing Archaeologyy museum and the featured exposition of the Ice Man was especially interesting as they did a great job in their displaying of his clothing, his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We researched the story of how they found the iceman and how he ended up in Bolzano instead of Austria- how they keep him safe from thawing out in a power shortage and and we were not disappointed when we actually looked at him. Awesome! A must see. Go prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a very worthwhile visit. The museum centers around the Iceman, a "wet mummy," that is 5,000 years old. He along with clothes, weapons, etc. have been studied and analyzed and offered much information about that period of time in the South Tyrol area. The is a very interesting and often interactive exhibit. Worth the visit for all ages.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Value to include this visit with the Bolzano card. Awesome experience to see the actual mummified body close up. Well designed display, so much detail.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had not heard about the 'Ice Man" before but on a Riviera trip that included a trip to Bolzano the museum made a change from shops and churches. It was brilliant! So well done and informative and everything in English. We were so glad we went there. So worth it.

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great museum of the Iceman found buried in ice for 5,000 years. So many things to see including his skeleton. Lots of his clothes and hunting items were found. He was brought to this museum and is kept at a constant temperature and moisture level. Great afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fascinating exhibit of the Ice Man discovered in Sept 1991. The museum exhibits are very well laid out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Do not miss this! The discovery of the iceman caused archaeologists to rethink the time of the onset of the copper age. His clothing and weapons are far more sophisticated than I imagined. How he died is a mystery and you are invited to draw your own conclusion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I thought this museum was fantastic, but I'm a sucker for really old stuff. Sure seeing the freeze dried body was cool, but more amazing were the items they found on him and the science that was used to understand what they had found. The exhibit is evolving as they continue to learn more with information on the second floor... More 

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