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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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Address: 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0471 320100
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The exhibition of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology consists of a...
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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Museum of "the Iceman"

Fasciinating museum - to see the "iceman" and learn about his life, food, clothing and tools etc Well laid out exhibition. Good information and accessable

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fasciinating museum - to see the "iceman" and learn about his life, food, clothing and tools etc Well laid out exhibition. Good information and accessable

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Bolzano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I kindly suggest you to visit the Iceman's museum, there are a plenty of very interesting information concerning Otzi life and it's mysterious death! Information are collected in a such modern way, interactive stands help children and adults to learn Otzi story. The museum offers several update about scientific study in progress on the the mummy. After the visit you... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Hidden almost in plain sight the Museum of Archaeology should really be renamed the "Museum of Otzi" (sorry I don't have umlauts on this computer). It was well laid out and everything was easily accessible. The line to see the mummy was not very long and people were patient letting everyone take their time to see this 5500 year old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A very interesting exposition. Definitely worth of visiting! I really admire all the work and effort the archaeologists and other scientists put into research and investigation of Otzi. It is incredible how much we can learn from a 5000-year-old mummy.

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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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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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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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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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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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Vicenza, Italy
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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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