April 15, 2014

Who needs an osteologist? (Installment 12)

Came across this blog post on the so-called salt mummies of Iran, which has pictures of the mummies on display in the Zanjan Museum... which seems to need an osteologist.  These are two shots of one mummy, from the feet and from the head.  Check out the tibiae/fibulae and humeri.  Those are wonky, no?

Saltman no. 2 , currently on display in Zanjan Musem.
By Mardetanha (Own work) 
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(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) 
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Saltman no. 2 , currently on display in Zanjan Musem.
By Mardetanha (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0
 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)],
via Wikimedia Commons




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1 comments:

Rachel Perash said...

Is there even a proximal end of the left humerus? For a second I thought it was upside down but on a second look it appears to be a tibia??

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