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Salt Men (Mummies) To Undergo Surgery
Mehr News ^ | 10-27-2007

Posted on 10/27/2007 3:26:30 PM PDT by blam

Salt men to undergo surgery

TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (MNA) -- The Archaeology Research Center of Iran (ARCI) plans to conduct a series of surgical operations on the ancient salt men of Zanjan’s Chehrabad Salt Mine, the Persian service of CHN reported on Saturday.

The project is being undertaken to complete archaeological studies and carry out other scientific research on the unique mummies, ARCI director Mohammad-Hassan Fazeli Nashli said.

The operations will be performed on the salt men’s soft tissue and entrails, which have remained intact due to the high quality of the mummification, he added.

The project will be carried out in Iran and the ARCI proposes to invite foreign experts to take part if necessary, he noted.

Zanjan played host to Iranian and foreign experts at a two-day conference on the salt men, which took place October 25-26.

The First Salt Man, who is believed to have been approximately 35 years old when he died more than 1700 years ago, was discovered by workers at the salt mine in 1993.

Since then, five other salt men have been found -- although experts believe that the salt mine may contain many more mummies. However, it has been decided to leave any other mummified bodies to rest in peace due to the lack of equipment and technology necessary for their preservation in Iran.

The Sixth Salt Man was recently discovered, but it was re-covered and left in situ.

Fazeli Nashli said at the time of the discovery of the sixth mummy, that Iran is still a novice in the art of preservation and so it is better that it remains in the earth, which is its best trustee.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; chehrabad; godsgravesglyphs; iran; men; mummies; salt; zanjanprovince

1 posted on 10/27/2007 3:26:32 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
GGG Ping.

Ancient "Salt Cured" Man Found in Iranian Mine

2 posted on 10/27/2007 3:28:33 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

3 posted on 10/27/2007 3:29:37 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

Blonde? That’s interesting.


4 posted on 10/27/2007 3:30:57 PM PDT by Grunthor (Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.)
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To: blam

Not unless they have good insurance...


5 posted on 10/27/2007 3:32:29 PM PDT by tips up
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To: blam
However, it has been decided to leave any other mummified bodies to rest in peace due to the lack of equipment and technology necessary for their preservation in Iran.

I guess so. It looks like they have him in a cake server!

6 posted on 10/27/2007 3:45:42 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: blam
When I read stories like this I can’t help thinking why Iran can’t just get with the program and dump their nuclear belligerence. If they played the game right they could be a very profitable tourist mecca for westerners interested in history and archeology.
7 posted on 10/27/2007 3:48:38 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: blam
"There are still many serious problems in regard to the [five salt men's] preservation," Nashli told Iran's Cultural Heritage News Agency in June.

...and yours, Nashli.

8 posted on 10/27/2007 3:52:29 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit ("A liberal feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.")
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To: SpaceBar
Why don't they want to take over the world for allah? Isn't that the only way to get to moslem heaven? Aren't the arabs on a tear and running the shi-ite show in iran?

If they start the 'final' war won't their true mahdi prophet come out of the well? were you born yesterday?

9 posted on 10/27/2007 3:56:32 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Dar Al -Harb : Kansas City)
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To: tips up

The mummy looks like Sven-the-Viking. Maybe he is related to the red haired mummies/people in western china.


10 posted on 10/27/2007 3:58:16 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Dar Al -Harb : Kansas City)
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To: SpaceBar

Their government consists of and otherwise supports a lot (millions?) of supremely evil people who want me and my family dead. That’s their program.
I wish it were not so as well.


11 posted on 10/27/2007 4:07:27 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: x_plus_one
ICHTO to recreate faces of Iranian 'Saltmen'
12 posted on 10/27/2007 4:39:13 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Grunthor; x_plus_one

Blonde hair is not uncommon amongst Iranians.


13 posted on 10/27/2007 7:42:43 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: blam; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; 49th; ...

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14 posted on 10/28/2007 5:31:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam

Wow...how do they have blond hair? People from the Middle Eastern areas usually have dark hair...weird


15 posted on 10/29/2007 5:22:32 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Star Wars teaches us a foreboding lesson--evil emperors start out as Senators)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Blonde hair is not uncommon amongst Iranians.

Really? I've never seen a blond Iranian in my life. Afghans can have blue or green eyes and not always the dark brown that the Arabs have, but I didn't know people in Iran had blond hair. Interesting...

16 posted on 10/29/2007 5:27:56 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Star Wars teaches us a foreboding lesson--evil emperors start out as Senators)
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To: G8 Diplomat
Among Arabs, it's more common with those from Syria, Lebanon and Palestine than with the Iraqis, Yemenis, Omanis and the Saudis.

Among Iranians(who are not Arabs), Afghans, Pakistanis and Indians (all four have a majority of their population coming from a common origin), it appears occasionally.

This kid is from Kashmir:


17 posted on 10/29/2007 9:05:06 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Interesting...I wondered if the fact that Iranians were not Arabs had anything to do with it. Thanks for the info.


18 posted on 10/29/2007 9:27:57 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Pelosi--pissed off Turkey, supported SCHIP, really jerky, and full of sh|t)
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To: G8 Diplomat

Yes, and it has a lot to do with this:

http://jorde-lab.genetics.utah.edu/elibrary/Kivisild_1999.pdf


19 posted on 10/29/2007 10:16:45 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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