NOVA "Iceman Murder Mystery" on WXXI-TV

NOVA "Iceman Murder Mystery" on WXXI-TV

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:00pm

Shown: Taking a sample from Otzi in the cold chamber

Credit: Courtesy of Marco Samadelli/South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology/EURAC

What - or who - killed Otzi 5,000 years ago?

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 in NOVA "Iceman Murder Mystery" airing Wednesday, October 26 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT2.1/cable 1011 and 11). 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. Join NOVA to defrost the ultimate time capsule, the 5,000-year-old man.