Archaeologists discover 3,000 yr old embalmed corpse of Iranian king

November 28th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Archaeologists have found the embalmed corpse of a king, along with five corpses of his bodyguards, in the Irans Kurdistan province, dating back to 3,000 years.

The king was buried with jewelry and his crown, and also five of his bodyguards, who were buried around him to protect their king even in death.

A fish plaque with ancient writings placed on his chest has also been found, which requires a scientific study by unbiased archeologists, to come up with an authentic and undistorted translation of the historic message.

The kings picture shows a strong resemblance to the ones of the ancient pictures of the Medes emperors. Also, the geographical area where the corpses were discovered is situated at the heart of what was the Median Empire.

Further, the burial timing ties the history to the era of the ancient Medes and their powerful and advanced empire.

After the Median Empire became the Medo-Persian Empire in 550 BCE, the Medes culture, way of governance, and language were adapted by the Persian rulers and the Medes remained in honor and positions in the empire. (ANI)

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