Ötzi the Iceman was buried under the glacier ice on Tisenjoch/Giogo di Tisa (Schnals Valley, Italy) for over 5000 years until his discovery by Helmut und Erika Simon on 19 September 1991.

For the past 25 years he has been preserved, unchanged, in a state-of-the-art cold cell in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano. His unique contribution to our understanding of life in the Copper Age and to many fields of natural science can only be expressed in superlatives, and this is still reflected in the high volume of visitors to the museum and media interest in Ötzi today.

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