A 5,000 yr Cold Case

1991, hikers descending from a peak high in the Alps opted to follow a different route home. Crossing a remote gully, they stumbled upon one of the most significant discoveries in the history of modern archaeology. Face down and protruding from the ice was the mummified body of a man who had died a violent death 5000 years ago. It was a miracle that his body had survived at all. He had an arrow in his back, a head wound and a deep cut in his hand. Who murdered the Iceman? Where did he come from?

His well-preserved body was the one of the oldest ever discovered, and it set the scientific community abuzz. The subsequent recovery and high tech detective work would present one of the most telling but tantalizingly incomplete murder mysteries ever revealed.

The exhibition The Ice Man: A 5,000 yr Cold Case  is based on the highly successful travelling exhibition from Museumspartner in Innsbruck, Austria that has travelled extensively throughout Europe and to Australia. It is being enhanced for the North American market  by Lorne Perry Designs in Calgary, Canada. We are adding additional interactives and real artifacts from the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (The Iceman Museum) in Bolzano, Italy.


Quick Facts:

  • 3,500 to 5,000 sq ft, no special gallery height needed
  • over 80 artifacts including original objects from the Iceman, never been seen outside of the Iceman Museum in Bolzano, Italy
  • Suitable for families, forensic clue hunting  Q&A self guided tour
  • over 15 interactives
  • Available 2013
 Click here to download the Exhibition Brochure 

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