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LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeological Research Centre of Iran (ARCI) Director Mohammad-Hassan Fazeli Nashli is opposed to the idea of unearthing the “salt man” recently discovered in the Chehrabad Salt Mine due to the dearth of equipment necessary for protection of the remains.
for some rescue excavations, a question is the main reason for an archaeological
excavation. Otherwise, the earth is the best trustee for ancient artifacts
because there is no guarantee for their proper protection,” he told the
Persian service of CHN on Sunday.
salt man was discovered by chance when the remains were partially uncovered by a
rivulet created by rainfall in early June. It is the sixth salt man to be
discovered in the Chehrabad Salt Mine, which is located in the Hamzehlu region
far, five salt men have been unearthed from the mine, but there are still many
serious problems in regard to their preservation,” he lamented.
five salt men can still provide much information for researchers, he said in
response to those who are calling for the Sixth Salt Man to be unearthed for
the rivulet has been blocked and the Sixth Salt Man has been covered with earth.
Experts believe that the Sixth Salt Man lived about 1800
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