– The face of the fourth salt man discovered in
Zanjan province of Iran one year ago is to be
revived by means of CT Scan images.
This corpse is the most intact one of four found
last year in Zanjan in Chehr Abad mine. Parts of
the body have been sent to Oxford University to be
dated. Although the corpse is known as “salt man
no 4”, it is not yet known for certain whether
it is a man or a woman. All other corpses were
certainly male ones wearing similar clothing, but
the last one was dressed more likely as a woman,
and since it is much shorter than the rest,
experts believe it could be a woman.
As explained by Jalal Jalal-Shokuhi, radiologist
and expert of ancient artifacts, the CT Scans
would enable scientists to study the internal body
structure of the corpse, while radiology would
just provide them with one-dimensional pictures of
With the recreation of the face, a polymer statue
of the salt man/woman can be produced.