MP3: AHOW: 019 Mold Gold Cape 11 Feb 2010

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AHOW: 019 Mold Gold Cape 11 Feb 2010 MP3

A gold cape made almost 4,000 years ago and discovered in 1833, by a group of workmen looking for stones in a field near the village of Mold in North Wales. This sheet of pure gold, found wrapped around a skeleton, inspires Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, to envisage the society that made it. Nothing like the contemporary courts of the pharaohs of Egypt, or the Minoan palaces of Crete, seems to have e... Source: bbc.co.uk

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