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a remarkably well preserved fellow

national museum of iran salt man 2Day 80: This gentleman, known as the Salt Man, lived 1700 hundred years ago and was discovered in 1993 in a salt mine in southern Iran. For someone his age, it’s remarkable how much hair he can still call his own. Salt Man was obviously quite a character as he sports an ear ring in his left ear, still visible today. He now resides in the National Museum in downtown Tehran.

national museum of iran salt manEvidently, Salt Man died from a blow to the head with a blunt object. The Iranian police “cold case” squad are yet to solve the murder but have not ruled out natural causes (earthquake).


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