Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
& CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD
and Medical Documentation of the Fourth Salt Mummy of Zanjan
(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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