He’s been dead for more than 5,000 years and poked, prodded, and probed by scientists for the last 20. Yet Őtzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps, continues to keep us asking questions. Now, through an autopsy like no other, scientists attempt to unravel the mysteries about this ancient mummy, revealing not only the details of Őtzi’s death but also the entire Copper Age way of life. How did people live during Őtzi’s time? What did they eat? What diseases did they cope with? Join Nova as we defrost the ultimate time capsule: the 5,000-year-old man.
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Length: 57 min.
Director: David Murdock and Brando Quilici
Producer: NOVA and National Geographic
Producer Web site: www.pbs.org
Distributor: NHK Enterprises and National Geographic Channel International Distribution
Distributor Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/iceman-murder-mystery.html
Cine Golden eagle Awards, 2012
Jackson Hole Science Media Competition, 2012
Pariscience Documentary Awards, 2012
2012 News and Documentary Emmy Awards