Paderborn: The effigy of ‘Ötzi’ the Iceman | 5,300-year-old Mummy is now on exhibit at ‘Naturkunde Museum’ in Paderborn 24.08.18 – 06.01.2019| Watch Video

Ötzi, on Wikipedia

Ötzi (German pronunciation: [ˈœtsi] (About this sound listen)), also called the Iceman, the Similaun Man (Italian: Mummia del Similaun), the Man from Hauslabjoch, the Tyrolean Iceman, and the Hauslabjoch mummy, is the well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE.[2] The mummy was found in September 1991 in the Ötztal Alps, hence the nickname “Ötzi”, near Similaun mountain and Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy.[3][better source needed] He is Europe’s oldest known natural human mummy, and has offered an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic(Copper Age) Europeans. His body and belongings are displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy.

Ötzi the Iceman on a sheet-covered autopsy table

c. 3345 BCE
near the present village of
Feldthurns (Velturno), north of Bolzano, Italy

c. 3300 BCE (aged about 45)
Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy

Cause of death
Bled to death[1]

Other names
Ötzi the Iceman
Similaun Man
“Frozen Fritz”[citation needed]
Man from Hauslabjoch
Hauslabjoch mummy
Frozen Man

Known for
Oldest natural
mummy of a Chalcolithic (Copper Age) European man

1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)

c. 61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st) (when alive)

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

Ötzi is located in Alps

Read more on Wikipedia org

Photos from the Museum’s homepage

Nachbildung der Gletschermumie

© Dieter Luksch, EXPOFAUNANachbildung der Gletschermumie

Ötzi, der Mann aus dem Eis

24.08.2018 – 06.01.2019:
Die Ausstellung der Firma EXPO-FAUNA von Dieter Luksch befasst sich mit der berühmten Gletschermumie „Ötzi“, die 1991 in den Ötztaler Alpen gefunden wurde und das Wissen über die steinzeitliche Lebensweise der Menschen im alpinen Raum revolutionierte.

Den Schwerpunkt der Ausstellung bilden die Nachbildung der Mumie und die Rekonstruktion des „lebenden“ Ötzi in seiner heimatlichen Umgebung mit seinen Haustieren. Gezeigt werden Nachbildungen aus Originalmaterialien der Bekleidung und Ausrüstung, wie seine Rückentrage, Pfeil und Bogen.

Vorgestellt werden auch Wildtiere, die er und seine Zeitgenossen im Alpenraum und Mitteleuropa jagten und es wird die Erfolgsgeschichte der Domestikation mancher Arten erzählt. Mit Modellen, Inszenierungen und Tierpräparaten wird ein anschauliches Bild der Tier- und Lebenswelt vor gut 5.000 Jahren gezeichnet.


Nachbildung von "Ötzi" und seiner Ausrüstung und Haustieren

© Klaus WollmannNachbildung von “Ötzi” und seiner Ausrüstung und Haustieren

More on: Naturkunde Museum

About the Naturkundemuseum



Naturkundemuseum im Marstall

The Museum is situated in the Schloss Park next to the historical Castel of Paderborn-schloss Neuhaus

Luftaufnahme Schloß Neuhaus und Marstall

 Schloss Park and surrounding area

See more at Naturkunde Museum

Photos by Paderborner sj

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Photos: SJ Paderborn

5 Surprising Facts About Otzi the Iceman — National Geographic co UK

The ancient mummy of a man found frozen in the Alps continues to give scholars new insights into human history.

A report that Ötzi the Iceman has 19 genetic relatives living in Austria is the latest in a string of surprising discoveries surrounding the famed ice mummy. Ötzi’s 5,300-year-old corpse turned up on the mountain border between Austria and Italy in 1991. Here is a rundown of the latest on the world’s oldest Alpine celebrity, and some of the other remarkable things we’ve learned about Ötzi.

(Read Unfrozen” from the November 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine.)

1. The Iceman has living relatives.

Living links to the Iceman have now been revealed by a new DNA study. Gene researchers looking at unusual markers on the Iceman’s male sex chromosome report that they have uncovered at least 19 genetic relatives of Ötzi in Austria’s Tyrol region.

The match was made from samples of 3,700 anonymous blood donors in a study led by Walther Parson at Innsbruck Medical University. Sharing a rare mutation known as G-L91, “the Iceman and those 19 share a common ancestor, who may have lived 10,000 to 12,000 years ago,” Parson said.

The finding supports previous research suggesting that Ötzi and his ancestors were of farming stock. The study used Y-chromosome markers that are passed from father to son to trace the Neolithic migrations that brought farming to Europe via the Alps. Ötzi belonged to a Y-chromosome group called haplogroup G, which is rooted, like farming, in the Middle East.

Read more on National Geographic co UK 

Video – In Focus: Ötzi “The Ice Man” (2016: 25th Anniversary)

Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ötzi’s discovery…

Note: This is work is for the love of the topic, not for profit and essentially editorialistic in nature. It will never be televised.

By definition, as a person who has not visited the museum all images belong to respective copyright holders though the nature of the work is transformative (in terms of context) and adds to the ‘value’ of the topic at hand.

Source: Archaeology Soup

Published on 19 Sep 2016

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