Books and films about the Iceman
Ötzi, the Iceman
The Full Facts at a Glance3rd updated edition 2011
120 pages, photos, 11,5 x 20 cm
Old and exhausted, with an arrowhead lodged in his shoulder – this is how the Iceman met his death 5,300 years ago.
Since the discovery of the glacier mummy, a window has been opened on this unexplored, often misunderstood period of history: Ötzi expert Angelika Fleckinger summarises what experts from a variety of disciplines have painstakingly unearthed about Ötzi’s life and death in research lasting many years. Superbly detailed close-ups and impressive general views, including colour pictures of the Iceman’s equipment and clothing, bring to life one of the most sensational archaeological finds to date. Everything you wanted to know about the Iceman, in authoritative, compact and vivid descriptions.
The Glacier Mummy
Discovering the Neolithic Age with the Iceman3rd updated edition 2011
Hardcover, 64 pp., more than 400 colour photographs
‘The Glacier Mummy. Discovering the Neolithic Age with Ötzi’ is packed with visual impressions and precise information.
Around 400 superb colour photographs with short, clear descriptions supply the answers to a variety of interesting questions. How exactly was Ötzi discovered and how was his body extracted from the ice? What do the high-tech machines, which preserve and watch over Ötzi round the clock, actually look like? Why has Ötzi become the most closely examined patient of all time? How accurate and deadly were his weapons? What is so unique about the Iceman?
These and many more questions are answered in this young person’s guide to the sensational archaeological discovery which has provided an opportunity to peer into the world as it was over 5,000 years ago, and attracted countless visitors from all over the world to the South Tyrol.
ICEMAN PhotoscanEditor: EURAC Research Institute for Mummies and the Iceman, Bozen
2009. [Italian, English, and German] – 72 pp., 76 coloured and 6 black-and-white figures, 7 3D images, 3D glasses enclosed.
30.0 x 24.0 cm. Hard cover with dust jacket
The "Iceman Photoscan" project represents a significant scientific contribution to the study and dissemination of knowledge on the oldest wet and natural mummy in the world. This book describes in detail the single steps, from the project design to the implementation, which led to the setting up of a dedicated website. This website allows an in-depth virtual contact with the mummy without compromising its sensitive preservation conditions – an opportunity for the wider public to discover and study a cultural heritage, unique to the world.
The Chalcolithic Mummy
In search of immortalityVolume 3
English, with abstracts in Italian and German, soft cover, 176 p., 21 x 27 cm
€ [D/A] 28,–/€ [I] 26,50
The conservation of the world famous glacier mummy: a tightrope walk between preservation requirements and museum presentation.
The book This book describes the complex method of preservation that has al-lowed the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano to put the Iceman on display since 1998.
Ice kept the body intact for 5,300 years. After that it was up to technology to find a way to perform this critical task. Researchers not only had to create an envi-ronment that imitated natural conditions as closely as possible, but at the same time also had to fulfil the mummy’s strong communicative potential, thereby guaranteeing that it could be put on museum display without neglecting funda-mental aspects such as the safety and reliability of the preservation system.
After decades of tests, constant improvements and thorough physical and bio-chemical studies, the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology’s preservation tech-nique has achieved unique results, unparalleled in the world.
The editor Marco Samadelli was born in Bolzano in 1972. After gaining a di-ploma in electronics he pursued one of his great passions by specialising in video and photographic techniques. In 1997 he won a competitive examination for the position of photographer at the Archaeological Finds Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and so entered the world of archaeology. He has also studied industrial automation, broadening his knowledge into the fields of physics and cryopreservation. Today he is employed by the South Tyrol Museum of Archae-ology as a specialist in preservation techniques for the Iceman display.
The fascination of the Neolithic Age
152 pp., with 102 colour illustrations, 21,5 x 28 cm,
out of print
This book of photographs documents one of the most sensational archaeological finds in the world - the "Iceman".
The glacier preserved him and his everyday clothing and equipment for 5.300 years. This makes him older than the Egyptian mummies. For the first time ever, we can discover how a prehistoric man lived, what he ate, which tools and craftsmanship he disposed of.
Fascinating large-format close-up photographs allow us to experience modern archaeology as an exciting voyage through time and as a sensory pleasure.