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Ancient Tombs Of Unknown Ethnic Group Discovered In Mazandaran (Iran)
Mehr News ^ | 5-10-2005

Posted on 05/10/2005 1:34:45 PM PDT by blam

Ancient tombs of unknown ethnic group discovered in Mazandaran

TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) -- Archaeologists working at the Laforak Cemetery in Savadkuh of Mazandaran Province recently discovered the remains of three skeletons with dolichocephalic skulls, anthropologist Farzad Foruzanfar announced on Tuesday.

Of the fifteen graves excavated in the 2800-year old cemetery, three were different, in that they contained three skeletons with dolichocephalic (long-headed) skulls which were covered with a layer of earthenware, and their walls were reinforced by earthenware, too, he added.

Experts have surmised that the three people belonged to a non-indigenous nation, since the inhabitants of Mazandaran at that time were a round-headed nation, he added.

Since no other examples of skeletons with dolichocephalic skulls have been found in the region, it is believed that the ethnic group of the three people probably either left the Iranian plateau or immigrated to other regions of Iran.

Archaeologists are still trying to determine the ethnicity of the three people, the fate of their nation, and the reason for the differences in their burial ceremonies.

Archaeologists have discovered several examples of burial customs in Laforak Cemetery, such as interment in a squatting position or lying on one side, and the only difference was seen in the newly discovered corpses, which were buried lying on their backs.

Excavations at the site will have to be carried out at a hurried pace because the cemetery and village of Laforak, as well as eleven other villages, will be devoured by the reservoir of the Alborz Dam when it becomes operational.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ancient; archaeology; discovered; dolichocephalic; ethnic; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; group; history; mazandaran; tombs; unknown

1 posted on 05/10/2005 1:34:45 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 05/10/2005 1:35:17 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Thank you, blam. What a shame that a reservoir wins out.


3 posted on 05/10/2005 1:37:22 PM PDT by Spirited (God, Bless America ) ;))
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To: AdmSmith; F14 Pilot

They're digging up all kinds of stuff in Iran lately, pong


4 posted on 05/10/2005 1:41:11 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: blam

thems all those time travellers that we heared about th'other day.


5 posted on 05/10/2005 1:41:23 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: blam
Wandering Basque Cagot?
6 posted on 05/10/2005 1:51:56 PM PDT by FreedomFarmer (Socialism is not an ideology, it is a disease. Eliminate the vectors.)
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To: blam

A quick search on "dolichocephalic skulls" would lead one to believe that these ancient corpses were most likely Jewish, or their predecessor group. That's the most logical conclusion that I could draw. Elongated skulls are also somewhat common among "Teutons" apparently (lots of old, racist stuff still on the web on that one), as well as certain South American tribes such as the Inca, plus certain Asian groups.

Or, this could be an Ananaki grave, LOL.


8 posted on 05/10/2005 1:57:52 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Or, this could be an Ananaki grave, LOL.

My thoughts exactly. Melchizedek, the priest who offered Abraham bread and wine, is said to have had an elongated head too.

9 posted on 05/10/2005 3:04:51 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (King had to write, to sing the song of Gan. And I had to read. How else could Roland find the Tower?)
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To: Duke Nukum

Duke-
Where did you get the information on Melchizedek?
D


10 posted on 05/10/2005 3:15:24 PM PDT by D_Idaho
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To: D_Idaho

If you mean about his elongated skull, it's something I read a long time ago, possibly in high school, either a poem or a relgious text. Something about the "of the priesthood of Melchizedek" or "of the line of Melchizedek."

Possibly, it was in the tractate of Valis by Philip K. Dick. Anyway, it always stuck with me and everytime I think of elongated skulls I think of Incas, Egyptians, and Melchizedek. He just turned up in a book I'm reading called Genesis of the Grail Kings by Laurence Gardner.


11 posted on 05/10/2005 3:36:15 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (King had to write, to sing the song of Gan. And I had to read. How else could Roland find the Tower?)
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To: blam

could be a lost tribe of mormons.

(/s)


12 posted on 05/10/2005 3:37:10 PM PDT by ken21 (if you didn't see it on tv, then it didn't happen. /s)
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To: D_Idaho
Melchizedek, The King Of Salem During The Time Of Abraham
(Many Believe That Melchizedek Was Jesus)

Melchizedek Brings Wine And Bread To Abraham

13 posted on 05/10/2005 5:02:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam; FairOpinion; Ernest_at_the_Beach; StayAt HomeMother; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; ...
Thanks Blam. Burial on the side in the fetal position is a very old practice, but I'm not sure what these three burials signify -- contact with Anatolia / the Aegean? Anyway, a smokin' topic.
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14 posted on 05/10/2005 10:44:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: blam

whoops.

"the newly discovered corpses, which were buried lying on their backs"


15 posted on 05/10/2005 10:46:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The prehistoric Indian of America ususally buried their dead in the flex position (on their sides). So when you say old practice, that is not an understatement. lol


16 posted on 05/11/2005 8:35:35 AM PDT by ruoflaw
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To: blam
dolichocephalic skulls

There was another thread on long skulls maybe a couple years ago. I don't recall where those were found or what age they belonged to.

17 posted on 05/11/2005 8:38:17 AM PDT by RightWhale (These problems would not exist if we had had a moon base all along)
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To: Spann_Tillman
"...undoing the damage caused by listening to country music

LOL, some of the damage is permanent, but you may be able to still save yourself!

18 posted on 05/11/2005 8:38:49 AM PDT by Lloyd227 (American Forces armed with what? Spit balls?)
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To: RightWhale
"There was another thread on long skulls maybe a couple years ago. I don't recall where those were found or what age they belonged to."

Weren't those down in Baja?

19 posted on 05/11/2005 10:04:42 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I believe they were. Related?


20 posted on 05/11/2005 11:13:26 AM PDT by RightWhale (These problems would not exist if we had had a moon base all along)
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To: blam

... or were brought there are consultants (slaves)?


21 posted on 05/11/2005 3:47:20 PM PDT by -=Wing_0_Walker=- (Don't spit in my eye and charge me for eyewash!)
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To: RightWhale
"I believe they were. Related?"

Somewhere back in time.

22 posted on 05/11/2005 4:09:16 PM PDT by blam
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To: RightWhale

Date Limit Set On First Americans
BBC | 7-22-2003 | Paul Rincon
Posted on 07/22/2003 6:11:50 PM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/950870/posts

Dr. Jack Cuozzo responds to Dr. Colin Groves (neanderthal)
Published: 1/18/00 Author: Dr. Cuozzo
Posted on 02/29/2000 06:21:04 PST by Marathon
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a38bbd5d05266.htm


23 posted on 05/11/2005 10:53:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: ruoflaw

Burials in the north (modern Alaska, and adjacent areas) have been excavated, in which the dead were tied up into a fetal position, then buried. Not sure where else that was done, as precolumbian human remains in lower North America are rare. Some tribes used excarnation (consumption of remains by animals, typically birds; a similar practice is found even today among Zoroastrians -- just to clarify, this doesn't mean that the Zoroastrians are from precolumbian America, nor does it mean that Precolumbian Americans are from Zoroastrians), some used burial, some built elaborate tombs, even pyramids.

Regarding these three Iranians, I'm thinking that they may have been from Anatolia or the Aegean, as jar burials in the fetal position were common at one time (and were not a Greek practice).


24 posted on 05/11/2005 11:00:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Fascinating. One of my friends is from Iran; I won't be able NOT to scrutinize her head the next time I see her!

May I please be added to the GGG Ping?
25 posted on 05/12/2005 3:42:00 AM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: blam
dolichocephalic (long-headed) skulls

The route to Australia??

26 posted on 06/08/2005 12:30:38 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA
"The route to Australia??"

Early returns from the east?

27 posted on 06/08/2005 3:41:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

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