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Transportation and Medical Documentation of the Fourth Salt Mummy of Zanjan


12 May 2005



LONDON, (CAIS) -- The fourth salt mummy from the salt mine of Zanjan was transported to Tehran to be studied by radiography and three dimensional CT Scan. Study on the mummy began from the first of the Iranian new year (March 21, 2006) in the various medical facilities within and outside Tehran in order to find answers to questions like: amount of damage to the fibbers and determining the sex and age of the mummy when it was alive.

After consultation and physical inspection of the mummy by various specialists of the dimensions and physical shape of the remains of the mummy, it was decided that under the supervision Dr. Jalal Jalalshokuhi at the Jam-e-Jam Radiography Centre in Tehran further studies be carried out.

This Center, with the cooperation of Taban Sar is equipped with a portable radiography equipment. Under the supervision of Mr. Reza Siyadatnejad a 3/D CT Scan and radiograph was prepared that revealed interesting results.

Transporting the mummy to Tehran required protective measures that were done with the help of Cultural Heritage of Zanjan Province and the authorities of RCCCR. A special container for transporting the mummy was prepared that would protect this unique relic from physical, mechanical damages and possible environmental changes. The choice of an appropriate vehicle was another consideration. This vehicle had to have enough space to hold the special container and should be safe and reliable for the duration of the trip. Such a vehicle was provided by the Cultural Heritage of Zanjan Province.

After a complete radiography of the fourth mummy was completed, it was returned to the Rakhtshurkhaneh Museum in Zanjan in the same day.





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