Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ötzi the Iceman

Our friend, Ötzi the Iceman, has been in the news again lately.  
Mr. Hunter and his family have such fond memories of seeing the Ötzi exhibit at the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology in Bolzano, Italy.

See how pleased Mr. Hunter looks?

One of the most extraordinary sections of the Ötzi museum featured his clothes and his equipment.  It was a transporting experience--like time travel, somehow, and mind-blowing enough to bring tears to my eyes--to stand before Otzi's bearskin cap, his leggings, and his famous shoes, which you may have read about in this New Yorker article.  

A bonus feature of the museum: some notable souvenirs and postcards.
I could not resist this admittedly strange snowglobe that recreates the scene where Otzi's body was first discovered in the Italian Alps.  

If you're lucky enough to find yourself in northern Italy, Mr. Hunter and I heartily recommend a visit to Bolzano and this special museum.

Bolzano, Italy
June 2008

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