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Iceman Reborn

Title: Iceman Reborn

Director: Bonnie Brennan
Produced by: A NOVA Production by Bsquared Media for WGBH Boston in association with ARTE France
Running Time: 52:52 Minutes
Country: United States of America
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
University and General Public

Category: Culture & History

Screened In: ent

Screened In: Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Malaysia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Namibia, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa

Ötzi is the oldest known natural mummy. More than 5 000 years ago, Ötzi was attacked and killed in the Alps, with an arrowhead in his shoulder. Since the body has been optimally conserved in glacier ice, it offers ideal conditions for scientists, historians and archaeologists to gain new insights into human history. The mummy is kept protected in a strictly closed ice crypt. The documentation accompanies the artist and paleo sculptor Gary Staab, who creates a replica of the mummy with a 3-D printing process – with surprising findings from Ötzi's genetic code.