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Ötzis einkorn

An ancient cereal out of the ice

Ötzi’s einkorn
Room 08

In 1991 a sensational discovery hit the world’s headlines: in the glacier ice of the Bolzano Alps, the almost undamaged body of a man was found who had lived there about 5,300 years ago. Hidden in the remains of his fur coat there were two grains of einkorn – the earliest evidence of agriculture in the Alpine region. Einkorn is the oldest cultivated wheat variety, and as an “ancient cereal” it has now become popular again. Since 2017, Wittenburg has proudly owned the only replica of the famous figure from the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano! A room-filling film installation will take you back into the world of Ötzi the Iceman, explain his clothes and equipment and give you an impression of how grain was processed towards the end of the Stone Age.