Learn about the challenges and technologies involved in creating an exact replica of a 5,000-year-old mummy, named Ötzi, in this media gallery from NOVA: Iceman Reborn. Ötzi is permanently kept in a sterile refrigeration cell to avoid possible contamination. Doctors invite paleo-artist Gary Staab into the cell to inspect the mummy so Staab can create a life-size model of “the Iceman” that researchers and the public can view and study. Staab creates his replica from a 3-D representation of Ötzi, printed in plastic from detailed digital scans of the body. This resource is part of the NOVA Collection.
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