and left foot of the Fifth Satlman (Click
(CAIS) -- The fifth saltman has been found in the vicinity
of Chehr-Abad (Chehr-Âbâd) village in Zanjan province
embedded under a boulder which has destroyed a significant
portion of the ancient body.
Announcing this, Abolfazl Ali, the head of an
archeological excavation team in the site, said that no
information pertaining to the age and gender of the
remains is available since the body is still buried under
the rock, according to Persian service of ISNA.
He added the team would begin removing fragments of the
remains in the coming days.
Commenting on the examinations conducted earlier on the
fourth salt body found in Zanjan, he said the body had
been sent to Tehran Jam-e Jam CT Scan Center for further
radiography and scanning.
“The age of the fourth saltman nicknamed ’Salt Boy’
has been estimated to be about 16,“ he said, adding that
evidence shows that it dates back to the Arsacid dynastic
era, 2,000 years ago.
The first saltman, with an antiquity of 1,700 years, was
discovered at Chehr-Abad Mine 11 years ago.