The eyeball the earliest artificial eye found would have transfixed those who saw it, convincing them that the woman, thought to have been strikingly tall, had occult powers and could see into the future, archaeologists said.
It was found by Mansour Sajjadi, leader of the Iranian team, which has been excavating an ancient necropolis at Shahr-i-Sokhta in the Sistan desert on the Iranian-Afghan border for nine years.
Italian archaeologists said earlier this week that the prophetess had also been buried with an ornate bronze hand mirror, which she presumably used to check her "startling appearance."
Monday, February 26, 2007
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