Photo: Ancient "Salt Cured" Man Found in Iranian Mine



The head (left) and leg (right) of a naturally made mummy found in 2004 display "salt-cured" skin and yellowish hair after spending centuries in an Iranian salt mine. The remains belong to one of five mummies found in the mine between 1993 and 2005.

Last month an international team announced the discovery of a sixth salt man from the mine, and the experts say more could eventually be unearthed.

Photographs courtesy CAIS


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