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for Parthian Saltman Built
03 July 2006
(CAIS) -- Mummified human remains, dates back to the
Parthian dynastic era, known as ’Saltman No. 4’, which was found in
Chehrabad Mines near Zanjan, will henceforth be stored in an enclosure in
According to ISNA Persian Service, temperature, humidity, light and other
factors influential in the preservation of the mummified human remains have been
taken into account in constructing the enclosure.
Head of Materials and Laboratory Services Section at the Research Center for the
Restoration and Preservation of Historical and Cultural Artifacts Manijeh Hadian
said that the enclosure was constructed on the basis of information obtained
from ’Saltman No.1’.
The enclosure has a simple form so that it cannot have any impact on the relic,
she noted, adding that it has been designed in a way to hold the artifacts
discovered along with the saltman including a dagger, leather shoe and
Noting that the enclosure is made of flexi-glass, which makes it flexible,
Hadian stated that the possibility of breakage is lower and the saltman is
visible from the outside.
“It took one year to build the enclosure,“ she said.
Saltman No.4 is the most well-preserved of the five mummified remains found in
Zanjan Chehrabad site. He was a 165-70 cm tall 16-year-old male.
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