radiography and CAT scans of the body indicate that the
Fourth Salt Man was about 15 to 16 yearsof age at the time
of death, Abolfazl Ali added.
in the Hamzehlu Salt Mine in early March 2005, the Fourth
Salt Man is the most intact of the “salt men”
discovered in the mine, which is located near Chehrâbâd
village about 75 kilometers from the northwestern
provincial capital city of Zanjan.
said that radiologist Jalal Shokuhi is currently
recreating some parts of the salt man’s face and that
the results would be reported to the Zanjan Cultural
Heritage and Tourism Department.
body had to be transferred to Tehran since there is no CAT
scan or MRI equipment in Zanjan, he added.
upper part of the outer clothing of the Fourth Salt Man
stretched to his knees, and his pants are short and did
not completely cover his legs. He also wore a pair of
leather shoes. In his belt, he had a sheathed dagger,
probably made of iron.
addition, he wore two earrings, which experts are
jugs were discovered near the body, presumably used as
containers for oil for lamps used to illuminate the mine.
First Salt Man was discovered 10 years ago in the Hamzehlu
second and third salt men were found in the mine in
November 2004 and January 2005.