Ötzi the Iceman and Similaun Man are modern names of a well-preserved natural mummy of a man from about 3300 BC (53 centuries ago). The mummy was found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. The nickname comes from Ötztal (Ötz valley), the region in which he was discovered. He is Europe's oldest natural human mummy, and has offered an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic (Copper Age) Europeans. The body and his belongings are displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, northern Italy.

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The Iceman Photo Scan is an innovative project which records the complete photographic documentation of the body of the Iceman mummy.

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@ 2009-06-18 10:54:41
Outside the German-speaking part 'Ötzi' is called 'Frozen Fritz'