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The Ancient Girl With the Golden Eye: 5,000 Year Old Priestess Found

By Chris V. Thangham     Feb 21, 2007 in World
5000 year old Priestess with a golden eye found in Iran/Afghan border.
The body of a strikingly tall 5,000-year-old woman with an artificial golden eye has been discovered in Iran.
Archaeologists said the woman was a female soothsayer or priestess and would have transfixed those around her with her eyeball, making them believe she had occult powers and could see into the future.
Italian and Iranian archaeologists found the body of a 5000 year old Persian woman, approximately 25 to 30 years old and almost 6 feet tall. She was found buried along with an ornate bronze hand mirror, which she might have used it.The discovery was made at an ancient necropolis at Shahr-i-Sokhta in the Sistan desert on the Iranian-Afghan border as shown above in the picture.
Archaeologist Lorenzo Costantini said the artificial eye might have used to make it glitter spectacularly, giving the woman a mysterious and supernatural gaze.
The golden eyeball is engraved with lines coming out of a central circle like rays of light. It is a half-sphere with a diameter of just over an inch and made from lightweight material thought to be derived from bitumen paste, which is painted gold.
There are two holes in the edges of the ball through which a thread held in its place like shown above. They found impressions on the eye socket, meaning that she might have been wearing it in her life and not just used as a decorative piece at burial time.
She must have commanded massive power with this golden eye.
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