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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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A couple of my friends and I took the train from Nuremberg Germany to Bolzano Italy in mid June and I finally was able to visit the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology so that I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A couple of my friends and I took the train from Nuremberg Germany to Bolzano Italy in mid June and I finally was able to visit the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology so that I could view the body of Ötzi. I was definitely NOT disappointed. I was thinking that the viewing window would be rather small and it may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is not an archaelogy museum-except tangentially. This is a museum all about Otzi the ice man whose well preserved mummified body was found in the South Tyrol in 1991. Since that day further excavations found the remains of the clothes and possessions which were with him when he died. They are all on display and the information displayed with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This educational and well-presented museum covers the discovery and the subsequent, and still ongoing, research of the Ice Man found in Tyrol in 1991. He is Europe's oldest known natural human mummy. The Ice Man, his actual clothes and the weapons he used are on display with full explanation in German, Italian and English. Additional displays cover the forensic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is mis-named: it is not about the Romans or other ancient civilisations. It is devoted to one man, known as Otzi, whose 5,300 year old corpse was found in an alpine glacier two decades ago. The display is excellent, bridging three languages and varied levels of interest with ease. The story is fascinating of how he was found... More 

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Welling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the Bolzano museum on a thompson arranged trip on June 12. Wasn't sure want to expect But turned out to be totally fasinating. You see the ice man and all his original clothing and more all for 7 euros. There's nothing else like it in the world. Excellent

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I loved hearing about the discovery of Otzi's body and the subsequent scientific research and conclusions but it felt so wrong to have his body on display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was cool to learn how the mummy was found and how they learned a lot about his life and times. I would recommend a visit. Bolzano is a gorgeous town!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You will never get another chance anywhere in the world to see a 5000 year old man who has completely turned the history of the Ice Age upside-down. "Otzi" the iceman was far more advanced than modern man ever believed. His clothes, tools and copper ax were so sophisticated that they look as if they could have been made recently.... More 

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Salzburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was very interesting to learn about the Iceman and the time he lived. This museum uses very modern technology to show you various aspects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Otzi exhibit is fascinating and well curated. There is also an interesting exhibit about glacial artifacts in general. The museum offers a hands-on area where kids (or adults!) can play with the type of materials Otzi carried. There was no line to get into the museum, or to see Otzi, so we could look at him for as long... More 

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Address: Address: 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0471 320100
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Trentino-Alto Adige  >  South Tyrol Province  >  Bolzano

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