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Iceman Murder Mystery

A new forensic investigation of a 5,000-year-old mummy reconstructs his death and reveals an ancient way of life.

Runtime: 53:07Topic: Ancient WorldsAncient WorldsNova

(This program is no longer available for online streaming.) He's been dead for more than 5,000 years and poked, prodded, and probed by scientists for the last 20. Yet í–tzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel mysteries about this ancient mummy, revealing not only the details of í–tzi's death but also an entire way of life. How did people live during í–tzi's time, the Copper Age? What did they eat? What diseases did they cope with? Join NOVA as we defrost the ultimate time capsule—the 5,000-year-old man.

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