Chalcolithic

Chalcolithic

Meeting Ötzi

A few weeks ago I had a chance to visit the Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum in Bolzen. The modest stone building is the current home of the famous mummy of Ötzi, who died in an Alpine pass about 3300 BCE. Photographing the artifacts, including several sturdy longbows with the knife-marks still visible on their surface, was forbidden, but I did take a photo of this reconstruction.

A reconstruction of Ötzi, from the Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum, Bolzen.
A reconstruction of Ötzi, from the Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum, Bolzen.

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