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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/13/2019 | 424 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Salt Man Project

Episode 6: Episode 6

One of the major challenges of the “Salt Men” project, however, remains the preservation of these valuable archaeological finds. Some of the pieces of leather and wood, which are around 2,400 years…

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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/30/2019 | 711 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Salt Man Project

Episode 4: Where it all began

As part of a German-Iranian collaboration, the so-called salt men of Zanjān are being examined in more detail, thus scientists have been able to find out that the men were actually miners who have…

Where it all began
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 10/05/2017 | 7994 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Salt Man Project

Das Salzbergwerk von Zanjan

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The project
The aim of the project is the long-term preservation and presentation of the salt mummies, their tools and equipment, and the other largely organic finds from the excavation. In addition, an up-to-date conservation and monitoring concept of the unique archaeological legacy is to be developed and a selection of the finds restored and presented to an Iranian and German public. Partners of the project are the German Mining Museum in Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum, Romano-Germanic…