The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- The
Sixth Salt Man is being damaged due to the Zanjan Industries and Mines
Organization’s total disregard for the Iran’s pre-Islamic cultural heritage.
organization, which possesses the right to exploit the salt from the Chehrabad
Salt Mine, wherein all six of the “salt men” were discovered, has prevented
the Zanjan Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department (ZCHTHD) from
making an appropriate covering to safeguard the Sixth Salt Man.
Sixth Salt Man was discovered by chance when the remains were partially
uncovered by a rivulet created by an early June rainfall that trickled into the
salt mine, which is located in the Hamzehlu region near Zanjan.
it was left in-situ due to the dearth of equipment necessary for its
experts have only diverted the rivulet and covered the Sixth Salt Man with salt
winter rainfalls will seriously damage the Sixth Salt Man due to the lack of a
covering over the area where he is buried, ZCHTHD official Abolfazl Afshari told
the Persian service of CHN on Wednesday.
believe that the Sixth Salt Man lived during the late Parthian dynastic era,
roughly around 1800 years ago.
First Salt Man is on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran and the
other four are being kept at the Rakhtshuikhaneh Museum in Zanjan.
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