A special exhibition at Italy’s South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology—running until 14 January 2018—explores humanity’s relationship with its oldest metal: copper.

For over 10,000 years copper has been at the heart of innovation. From the inception of metal tools and jewellery to cutting edge renewable technologies, copper’s unique combination of properties has enabled us to live well, and strive for better.

The HEAVY METAL exhibition is linked with the Copper Age’s most famous denizen: Ötzi the Iceman, who has been on display at the museum since 1998. Notably, he carried a copper axe, marking him as an individual of high standing for the time.

The Copper Age was an exciting period of global historic development, and this exhibition—presented in English, Italian and German—allows visitors to step back in time and gain glimpses of how copper changed the world.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the exhibition’s homepage.