Otzi the iceman is reborn after 5,000 years

Oct 6, 2018

10pm NOVA - Science - A documentary series that focuses on science - the speculation, history and researchers associated with it and its many applications.

ICEMAN REBORN: New discoveries about Otzi the iceman, the oldest human mummy on Earth, reveal details about the dawn of civilization in Europe.

He was stalked, attacked and left to die alone. Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is Europe’s oldest known natural mummy. Miraculously preserved in glacial ice, his remarkably intact remains continue to provide scientists, historians, and archeologists with groundbreaking discoveries about a crucial time in human history. But in order to protect him from contamination, this extraordinary body has been locked away, out of reach, in a frozen crypt—until now. NOVA joins renowned artist and paleo-sculptor Gary Staab as he has been granted rare access into the Iceman’s frozen lair.