Now you know about our little link to Otzi you will understand why I was more than happy to accommodate the romantic rendezvous to Bolzano Museum of Archaeology.
Flint was so blooming excited, I swear he dressed smarter for Otzi than for me on our evening meals out! He has been aware of Otzi since about 2003 whilst studying in the Lake District and always wanted to visit.
Friday 24th June 2016 was the day Flint would finally meet Otzi!
I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did but it was really cool. I found myself understanding a lot about what I was seeing because there were so many crafts that I have seen (and smelled) Flint doing at home! Birch bark containers, natural cordage, bows and arrows, hides, animal furs, bone and Flint arrows – loads.
You aren’t allowed to take photos inside apart from delegated areas like this one of Otzi as they believe he would have looked back then.
I find it amazing that this man died (well he was murdered actually) up in the mountains about 5,600 years ago and had no idea that people the world over would be studying him all these years later. It’s very cool and I can see why Flint was so keen to visit the museum. There is so much knowledge to be gained from this man right down to what he ate, how he made his clothes, what his health was like etc. I had no idea you could learn so much this many years later – incredible!
So all in all, it may not have been romantic in most people’s eyes but for us as a couple it was sentimental and for Flint it was a collection of his loves and interests. He took so many notes and little drawings. The 24th of June was the day of fulfilling long standing ambitions….