Monday, November 24, 2008

Priestess with a Golden Eye is discovered in Sistan Desert in Iran

Note that there's two tiny holes in the gilded eyeball (inset). They were there to run a thin piece of silk through, which allowed the wearer to tie the eye on.

The 5000 year-old woman was six-feet tall and must have been imposing with her gilded eye and above normal height.

Archaeologists say the woman was a soothsayer or priestess. She was somewhere between 25 and 30 years-old when she died.

She was also buried with a bronze mirror so she could check her startling appearance. The eye wasn't made to mimic a real eye.

Instead, it was glittery and probably appeared mysterious to her followers. Perhaps even supernatural.

What an interesting story if they could find ancient records that told about her life. I could even see a movie being made about it.

Now who could star in the part? Hmmmmm.....

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