Wednesday, May 7, 2008
5000 year old artificial eye!
"Archeologists in Iran recently found the skull of a woman nearly 5000 years dead with a prosthetic eye made of tar and animal fat intact in her eye socket.
According to experts, this was a wealthy woman in her late 20's, probably royalty, which would explain why she had clay vessels, ornamental geads, a leather sack and a bronze mirror in the grave with her. A California optometrist guesses that the soman wore the fake eyeball for aesthetic purposes..."from a blog by Lisa Katayama