Ice­man Ötzi comes back to life to help teach oth­ers

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOG­ICAL NEWS -

South Ty­rol Mu­seum of Ar­chae­ol­ogy has made three life-size repli­cas of Ötzi, the ce­man, who was found mum­mi­fied in the ice. The sculp­ture was made by the renowned mer­i­can pa­leo-artist ary taab.

The mummy repli­cas are part of a new trav­el­ling ex­hi­bi­tion on the Ice­man, which will be tour­ing the and anada from . The sculp­tures came about thanks to cooperatio­n with the old pring ar­bor earn­ing en­tre in ew ork. There had been huge in­ter­est in the story of the Ice­man by Amer­i­can re­search in­sti­tutes and mu­se­ums and so they were keen to bring t i to visit mer­ica.

The repli­cas were made us­ing pre­ex­ist­ing CT images of the Ice­man as a ba­sis to fash­ion a resin replica of the mummy. This data then made it pos­si­ble to cre­ate a model of Ötzi us­ing a 3D printer. fter the blank had hard­ened, the mummy was sculpted and hand-painted by ary taab and his team work that took many months to com­plete.

It was said that the re­con­struc­tion of the hands was the big­gest chal­lenge, since they could not be cap­tured on T scans.

Copy of Ötzi, the Ice­man mummy

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