Thursday, December 14, 2006

Vanity -- 4800 years ago

Cool story alert!

archaeologists have found a 3rd millennium artificial eyeball in a woman's grave. It's pretty fancy too:
"...even the most delicate eye capillaries were drawn on this eyeball using golden wires with a thickness measuring less than half a millimeter. There are also some parallel lines around the pupil forming a diamond shape. Two holes are also seen on the sides of this eyeball to hold it in the eye socket."
Very cool. Found in Burnt City, in Iran:
"Located 57 kilometers from the city of Zabol in Sistan va Baluchistan province, southeast Iran, Burnt City is one of the most important prehistoric sites of the country which was well developed during the third millennium BC."
People are people, doesn't matter which millennium.



Metro said...

I totally stole this for the weekly e-zine. Prosthetics = possible workplace accident, y'know.

Lori said...

Glad to be of help.


raincoaster said...

Damn, I knew I left it somewhere.