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 old, are therefore being processed and preserved in Germany – namely at the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz. During the course of this work, a preservation system is also to be established at the Salt Mummy Museum in Zanjan so that the numerous organic remains can be better protected in future. After all, one thing is clear to both the Iranian and the German scientists: The salt mummies provide crucial findings about people’s lives.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stöllner
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Gisela Graichen and Peter Prestel