Skip to comments.Tombs of Mede Priests Found in Qom Province
Posted on 07/28/2005 7:54:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
The two discovered tombs apparently date back to the Iron Age. Usually these are filled with ritual offerings buried alongside the dead, but no burial objects or pottery remains, except for two unique bronze bracelets with snake heads at each end on the corpses left hands, have been found in the tombs... Animals such as snakes, ants, and scorpions are considered devilish in Zoroastrianism, but in Mithraism which was the faith of the Mede people, snakes were sacred respected animals, therefore the skeletons are believed to be of Mithraist Mede priests.
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