ه‍.ش. ۱۳۹۲ اردیبهشت ۱۰, سه‌شنبه

============ Mummies of Iran =============



INTRODUCTION
A mummy is a human or animal, whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or incidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold (ice mummies), very low humidity, or lack of air when bodies are submerged in bogs, so that the recovered body will not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions. Some authorities restrict the use of the term to bodies deliberately embalmed with chemicals, but the use of the word to cover accidentally desiccated bodies goes back at least to the 1730s. Mummies of humans and other animals have been found all around the world, both as a result of natural preservation through unusual conditions, and as cultural artifacts. Over one million animal mummies have been found in Egypt, many of which are cats. The oldest known naturally mummified human corpse is a severed head dated as 6,000 years old, found in 1936 at the site named Inca Cueva No. 4 in South America
In addition to the well-known mummies of Ancient Egypt, deliberate mummification was a feature of several ancient cultures in areas of South America and Asia which have very dry climates. There are more than 1000 mummies in Xinjiang, China. The oldest-known deliberate mummy is a child, one of the Chinchorro mummies found in the Camarones Valley, Chile, and dates from around 5050 BC. View here

SALT MUMMIES OF IRAN
In the winter of 1993, miners near the city of Zanjan, came across a body with long hair, a beard and some artifacts. Until 2010 the remains of six men have been discovered, most of them having been accidentally killed by collapsing galleries they were working in. After archeological studies which included C14 dating of different samples of bones and textiles, the Salt Man was dated to about 1,700 years ago. By testing a sample of hair, the blood group B+ was determined.Three bodies are dated to the Parthian (247 BC-224 AD) and Sassanid (224-651 AD) eras, and the remainder to the Achaemenid Dynasty, 550-330 BC. View here

The Saltmen were discovered in the Chehrabad salt mines, located on the southern part of the Hamzehlu village, on the west side of the city of Zanjan, in the Zanjan Province in Iran. By 2010 the remains of six men had been discovered, most of them accidentally killed by the collapse of galleries they were working in. The head and left foot of Salt Man 1 are on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran. View here
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MUMMY IN SANANDAJ
(Kurdisytan), Iran
A strange old mummy man has found around sanandaj, Iran. It is supposed that belong to more than 3 thosands years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOYcabdHDgE

IRAN CHINA MUMMIES - 1
Certain Mummies found in Western China, near Afghan Tajik border, indicating a branch of Iranian Race living there.... Film was made in 1998. Also, from other historical sources, we know that Iranians (Afghans/Tajiks) Buddhist were the ones who took the Buddhist teachings to China: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwlB_yLjCHI

IRAN CHINA MUMMIES - 2

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Collected and Prepared By
M. Saadat Noury, PhD