The Golden Eye.
November 28, 2012 5:07 PM Subscribe
posted by thylacinthine (15 comments total)
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In Shahr-i Shōkhta
, near the Iran/Afghanistan border, archaeologists
found the remains of a six foot tall woman who they speculate might have travelled there from the Arabian peninsula. What they do feel sure about, though, is that her golden prosthetic eye
was produced there in Shahr-i Shōkhta
, also the home of the world's oldest backgammon set
; early evidence of brain surgery; caraway seeds; evidence of metal work; an important body of textile artifacts
, but apparently no weapons. It is thought to suggest the existence of a major, non Mesopotamian culture.
The Fox News link seems to be a reprint of an original Times ("London Times") article
, which I wasn't willing to cough up the dough to read in full.