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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Parthian coffin restoration / Mummies at the museum / Obelisk in NYC mistreated?

Parthian coffin to be restored by Iranian experts

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Source: Commons

A broken Parthian coffin that was discovered on October 21, 2010 in the ancient city of Estakhr in Iran, is now being restored. It is important, because it's the only post-Achaemenid coffin found at the Persepolis site.

“The coffin was sent to the cultural heritage site of Persepolis, where three experts have started the restoration project on the relic,” Parseh- Pasargadae Foundation expert Shahram Rahbar told CHTN. (Source)


Source:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/159380.html


Mummies of the World

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The Milwaukee Public Museum is having a exhibit with mummies of the world. One of the oldest mummies ever is part of this exhibit that started 17 Dec 2010 and ends 20 May.

150 human and animal remains and objects from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and ancient Egypt is being shown.

Source:
http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20110109/FON0101/101090433/1289&located=rss

 Is the obelisk in NYC being mistreated?

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Source: Commons

Zahi Hawass (Supreme Council of Antiquities secretary) wrote to the New York Mayor stating that his city isn't taking care of the 3,500-year-old obelisk. The Needle is badly weathered with no effort to conserve it.
 
The New York Post and the Met are denying such claims, saying that the damage occurred in previous centuries.

Source:
http://www.argus-press.com/news/national/article_f182690d-c4e2-5e48-bd62-22bdf8b6b76c.html

4 comments:

  1. The coffin thing at the top, creepy! Just looking at it gives me the chills.

    About the exhibit heing held, wish I could go, seems very interesting

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