|File photo shows a human skeleton unearthed in archaeological excavations.|
A human skeleton has been found in Tehran suggesting that life in the city dates back to more than 5,000 years Before Christ.
Archaeologists found the 7,000-year-old skeleton in their excavations in Molavi Street in the south of Tehran. According to the initial estimates, the human bones belong to 5,000 year B.C., IRIB News reported.
Previously, the oldest archaeological findings ever retrieved in Tehran belonged to city’s Qeytarieh hills, which dated back to the first millennium B.C.
Many other historic items, most of them belonging to the previous centuries, have also been excavated in the site, which is located around Tehran’s Grand Bazaar.
According to the reports, the new skeleton is expected to be put on display in Iran’s national museum after the forensic tests are completed. presstv.ir
Actualización 14-01-15: Residence in Tehran dates back to 7,000 years ago
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Actualización: Vídeo. 7,000-year-old human skeleton recovered in south Tehran
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Actualización 22-06-15: Face of Tehran’s 7 millennia old woman reconstructed - Mehr News Agency
TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) – The reconstruction of the face of Tehran’s discovered 7-millennia-old woman had been carried out as part of the anthropological features and documentation.
In November 2014, Mahsa Vahabi, an Archeology student serendipitously discovered in the dug soil in Mowlavi St., of Tehran Water and Wastewater Company some pottery.
Her discovery of simple earthen material drew attentions from her fellow archeologist and a study team addressed the place on Mowlavi St. Further excavations uncovered from under the soil bones and skeleton, reportedly and supposedly belonging to a women from 7,000 years ago.
Soon archeology researchers carried out research to find out more about its characteristics. A 3D documentation method was carried out on the skeleton by Mohammad Reza Rokni, an expert in Archeology Research Center.
He told Mehr News that to develop a 3D documentation, “we used whole parts of the skeleton and the principle of symmetry of human skeleton to reconstruct the missing parts or parts which are unfit for the reconstruction.”
“The model was developed drawing upon the supine position of the skeleton to represent its true position when interred; to reconstruct the face we added a digital version of missing parts mounted on the 3D model; the prepared model was pinpointed in 11 points in face on eyes, nose, ears, chicks, lips, and chin, and then the digital texturing filled these pinpoints to give us a clear image of the face,” he detailed.
Rokni also commented on the way the hairs of the woman was reconstructed; “since we had no trace of the hairs, choosing a color for hair was a matter of taste; in doing so, we drew upon the signs in pottery found in Cheshmeh Ali; five strong and standard modeling software versions helped us synchronize and corrected,” he told Mehr News.
He claimed that the finished reconstructed face would be 95 per cent accurate compared with the original face of woman last seen 7,000 years ago. “This is a common practice to reconstruct the face of skulls; however, the public would be abandoned uninformed about the practice; to make the reconstructed face more true to natural state, we fed some people’s faces to the machine to use the details to give a better and improved finished face,” he added.
Hamideh Choubak, head of the Archeology Research Center believes it is very interesting for the public to know what the face of ancient past people looked like; she said that the estimations made would not show the level of similarity to the original face.
Actualización: 7,000-year-old woman on display at Tehran museum
The remains of a 7-millennia-old woman is still on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran, although the museum has limited the visiting hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum is currently hosting "Molavi St. Discoveries and Tehran 7,000-Year-Old Woman" exhibition, which runs until February 11...
Actualización: Tehran’s 7,000-year-old woman had infection - Mehr News Agency
Tehran’s 7 millennia woman discovered in Nov. 2014 has shown signs of pinworm infection, Department of Parasitology and Mycology at Tehran Uni. of Medical Sciences announced on Tuesday.
The Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, has conducted a series of paleoparasitological examinations on the biological remains of the 7,000 year old woman which had been discovered in November 2014 at the bottom of a construction site for Tehran’s Water and Wastewater Company.
Gholamreza Molavai, the head of the research team, said after a whole year conducting parasitological studies on the middle-aged woman from the fifth millennium BC, it was discovered that she had been infected with enterobiasis vermicularis, also known as pinworm infection, the most common type of intestinal worm infection around the world; “this parasitic infection suggests communal living indoors and it can be easily and directly transmitted among family members,” he added.
Molavai maintained that unique and remarkable results in paleoparasitology have been achieved through the collective efforts by Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Iran’s Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities of University of Tehran as well as School of Public Health at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
“The results of the research has been published in Parasite & Vector and is available online for interested people” he said.
Last November, archeology student Mahsa Vahabi accidentally stumbled upon some pottery and a pile of bones at the bottom of a construction site for Tehran’s Water and Wastewater Company. The following urgent archaeological excavation led to the discovery of a skeleton belonging to a woman who lived 7000 years ago.
The remains of the second human skeleton was also unearthed, which is believed to belong to the same time period.
A few months after the discovery, a team led by Mohammadreza Rokni of the Archaeology Research Center reconstructed the skeleton's facial features using "whole parts of the skeleton and the principle of symmetry of human skeleton to reconstruct the missing parts or parts which are unfit for the reconstruction."...