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Friday, June 6, 2014

A gold infant covering

8011904 [A gold infant covering]
Pieces of gold foil that were used for covering the body and the face of an infant in Ancient Greece in the 16th century BC. They were found in "The grave of the women" in Mycenae. It is the only one such covering archeologists have found until today. A remarkable detail are the ring-shaped earrings.

Photographed in the National Archaeological Museum (See it here.) in Athens
on January 18, 2014

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