‘Death by Salt: An Archeological Investigation in Chehrabad, Zanjan Province’ showcases the Saltman – the corpse, dating back to almost 1,700 years, that was discovered in the northwestern Iranian mine in 2010 – and 150 discoveries of the remains of metal, wooden, and fabric objects, as well as animal remains.

The exhibit reflects a collaboration between the National Museum of Iran, Zanjan Saltmen Museum, Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism in Iran, and the German Mining Museum (DBM) in Bochum.

The exhibition offers “unique information of the life of miners since 2,500 years ago until the recent centuries – namely in the Achaemenid, Sassanid, and Safavid eras,” said Nina Rezaei of the National Museum of Iran.

“Some new discoveries on the evolution of the weaving techniques and tool-making methods are also on display at the event,” Rezaei added.

‘Human Search for Resources: Highlights of Ancient Mining from German Mining Museum Bochum’ is the name of the other exhibition at the Iranian museum, which shows “human achievements in mining, and providing resources for handmade tools throughout history,” said Jebreil Nokandeh, the head of the Tehran-based museum.

More than 200 objects from 15 countries “each symbolizing the valuable interaction between human and nature” are on display at the event, Nokandeh said.

Both exhibitions will run through January 14.

Source: Iran Daily