1,800 Year Old Mummy Preserved in Salt.

Archaeologists discovered an 1,800-year-old mummy of a 3rd-century man, a salt-mine worker from northwestern Iran, whose body is preserved in salt.

During the Roman Empire period, just after the fall of Parthia, a salt mine worker from northwestern Iran lost his life following a catastrophic rock collapse. Approximately 1,800 years later, the man's body — preserved in salt — was discovered in the very spot where he died, according to recent Iranian news service accounts and to a report issued by the Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies.

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“As he predated the founding of Islam, he would have been neither Sunni nor Shiite. Those two groups came to rare agreement late last week when they mutually declared him an infidel and subjected the corpse to a postmortem decapitation.”

How pathetic!
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Maybe a Roman soldier or a descendant taken as slave since Rome and Parthia fought many a war. Or a slave bought directly from a Roman slave trader. Who knows
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"As he predated the founding of Islam, he would have been neither Sunni nor Shiite. Those two groups came to rare agreement late last week when they mutually declared him an infidel and subjected the corpse to a postmortem decapitation."
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