posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 05:32 AM
Well I just had a look for any updates & can't really find any, but it does mention it on this web site,its about 1/5th of the way down
November 18, 2008 - Sanandaj, Iran - Construction company workers have discovered a cemetery surrounded by five tombs during roadway excavation nearby
Hassan Abaad village approximately 500 meter from a historical ancient site of Zagros Mountain in Iran. The tombs contain five exquisitely preserved
mummies and treasure, what archaeologists are calling the best-ever relics of a civilization that began nearly 8000 years ago in the greater Iran.
Archaeologists are mystified and impressed by preservation method that was used on these mummies by ancient Iranians. These mummies date back to more
than 3,000 years and believed to have lived around the year 1000 BCE or 500 BCE prior to Koorosh (Cyrus) The Great of the Hakhamaneshian (Achaemenid)
According to local villagers, the tombs are made of lead on the outside and gold plate on inside surface. One of the tombs contains a completely
intact and well-preserved mummy of a Persian king wearing a bejeweled crown with many valuable accessories including rings, necklaces and bracelets
that were placed in a box next to him. Many ancient artifacts, a golden rod resembling an ancient Iranian flag decorated with valuable jewelry, a gold
fish plate and eagle-like plate with Persian cuneiform writing were also found inside this tomb. Persian cuneiform writing is a pictographic writing
system used by ancient Iranians.
The Iranian government news agencies have yet to report anything about this important historical discovery. It is highly likely that mummies will
soon be destroyed and their artifacts and jewelries stolen by Islamic government officials for personal financial gain. The world's historical and
cultural organizations are encouraged to move quickly to preserve this priceless discovery.