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To: SunkenCiv

I certainly do. We talked about the Parthians in the history class I teach, just two weeks ago. Any idea what the blindfold and gag were for? Perhaps the guy had been executed by the state.

At any rate, I see some theories, and maybe even a story coming out of this. In Egypt, for example, the finding of a mummy who may have been buried alive (Unknown Man E) was the inspiration for all the horror movies about mummies.


19 posted on 05/17/2005 3:37:19 AM PDT by Berosus
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To: Berosus

My guess is, P.O.W., or a hostage. Since hostages were typically children of conquered tributary rulers, they'd be killed, but given a decent burial. Elam went through at least three capitals, struggled for control over Mesopotamia (Kudur-Laghamar being the high king "Chedolaomer" mentioned in Genesis), and eventually vanished under more or less foreign control.


21 posted on 05/17/2005 9:12:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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