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10 October 2004
Bam ancient body remains reach 36

The upsurge in the number of skeletons found in the surviving walls of the Bam Citadel, southern Iran, has tossed the biggest mystery for local archeologists in recent history. Since 2 months ago, experts have exhumed over 36 remains buried inside the adobe walls of the 2,500-year-old fort, considered the world's biggest mud-brick structure prior to its almost complete devastation in a major earthquake last December.
     "Most of the discovered remains belong to children and this has made us face an enormous puzzle. You could say it is the biggest mystery of the Bam Citadel since it has been academically studied," said Eskandar Mokhtari, head of the Project for Salvaging Bam.

Source: Iranian.ws (8 October 2004)

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