Over 5000 years ago, a man climbed up the icy heights of the Schnalstal glacier and died. In 1991, the man was found by accident, frozen and mummified, together with his clothes and equipment.
For several years, highly specialized research teams examined the mummy and the artifacts found near him. The mummy, named Ötzi the Iceman, became an archaeological sensation and was on exhibit since March 1998 at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, as it presented a unique snapshot of a Copper Age man.
And now, 20 years later, Dutch artists Adrei and Alfons Kennis have made Ötzi come alive by using 3D images of his skull as well as X-ray and CT images and have made him the main attraction of the exhibition.
This latest work Ötzi20 will be open to the public from March 1, 2011 until January 15, 2012 at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano, Italy
Official website: www.iceman.it