NOVA: Iceman Murder Mystery
Airs Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Credit: Courtesy of Marco Samadelli/South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology/EURAC
He’s been dead for more than 5,000 years — and been poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20.
Yet today, Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets.
Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel more mysteries from this ancient mummy, revealing not only the details of Otzi’s death, but an entire way of life.
How did people live during Otzi’s time, the Copper Age? What did they eat? What diseases did they cope with?
The answers abound miraculously in this one man’s mummified remains.
Watch NOVA "Iceman Murder Mystery," to defrost the ultimate time capsule, the 5,000-year-old man.
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This program originally aired in 2011.
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