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  • Kim Noyes
    *3rd-Century Man Preserved in Salt *Discovery News, June 22, 2007 During the Roman Empire period, just after the fall of Parthia, a salt mine worker from
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      3rd-Century Man Preserved in Salt
      Discovery News, June 22, 2007

      During the Roman Empire period, just after the fall of Parthia, a salt
      mine worker from northwestern Iran lost his life following a
      catastrophic rock collapse. Approximately 1,800 years later, the man's
      body — preserved in salt — was discovered in the very spot where he
      died, according to recent Iranian news service accounts and to a report
      issued by the Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies. Since salt prevents
      bacterial growth and acts as a drying agent, the unfortunate accident
      victim became a rare natural mummy. He is the sixth "salt man" to be
      found at the Chehr Abad mine in Zanjan province. Removal of the body
      from its salty environs could damage it, so archaeologists hope to keep
      the mummy on site for now. Hassan Fazeli Nashli, director of Iran's
      Archaeology Research Center, explained that he and his colleagues still
      face "a lot of problems for preserving the other five ones" that have
      been unearthed over the past 14 years.

      http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/06/22/saltman_arc.html

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    • Andrew Jackson
      Hello Kim, Several things can lead to mummylike preservation including salt and low humidity. There s another process that works quite the opposite that
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        Hello Kim,
         
        Several things can lead to mummylike preservation including salt and low humidity.  There's another process that works quite the opposite that involves minerals in a high water table.  All this and possible identification of the mummy of Queen Hatshephut are interesting.
         
        Andrew

        Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@...> wrote:
        3rd-Century Man Preserved in Salt
        Discovery News, June 22, 2007

        During the Roman Empire period, just after the fall of Parthia, a salt
        mine worker from northwestern Iran lost his life following a
        catastrophic rock collapse. Approximately 1,800 years later, the man's
        body — preserved in salt — was discovered in the very spot where he
        died, according to recent Iranian news service accounts and to a report
        issued by the Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies. Since salt prevents
        bacterial growth and acts as a drying agent, the unfortunate accident
        victim became a rare natural mummy. He is the sixth "salt man" to be
        found at the Chehr Abad mine in Zanjan province. Removal of the body
        from its salty environs could damage it, so archaeologists hope to keep
        the mummy on site for now. Hassan Fazeli Nashli, director of Iran's
        Archaeology Research Center, explained that he and his colleagues still
        face "a lot of problems for preserving the other five ones" that have
        been unearthed over the past 14 years.

        http://dsc.discover y.com/news/ 2007/06/22/ saltman_arc. html

        Next week: 3rd-Century Man Preserved in Pepper



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