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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

39100 Bolzano, Italy
+39 0471 320100
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Ranked #2 of 33 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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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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Dade City, Florida
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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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Thornbury, Canada
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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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Denver, Colorado
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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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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This museum was recommended by our tour guide and we found it to be excellent value for the entry cost. Be sure to take the Audio Guide as we found it very helpful in working our way through the exhibits. The story of the Iceman is an amazing one and we are very glad to have experienced it. We arrived... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This museum was well worth the thirty minute wait in line at 11:00am on a Wednesday morning. There are four floors of this moderate sized building that take you from the discover of this early man (5400 years old) by two hikers through a detailed description of the excavation of the discovery site, what was learned through scientific analysis, and... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is an amazing experience and a trip through history of the region. In fairness, the museum is mostly about Otzi (which is more than worth the price of admission), but it also contains a great deal of history from South Tyrol. You're not just seeing the body of Otzi, you're seeing his clothing, tools, what he was traveling with,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Even though this museum is really just about "Oetzi" there is a lot to see. We found it very well presented, interesting and informative. Very impressed with all the research. It also looked like fun for children with lots of hands on exhibits. Totally worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went to see the iceman exhibition of the 5000 year old man found in ice. The exhibition was excellent

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This exhibit is truly amazing for those who have an interest in ancient man. It is laid out beautifully and each exhibit is posted in English and Italian, making the headset and audio we rented unnecessary except perhaps for older children as it would make it far more fun for them. To have Otzi himself as well as his clothing,... More

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