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Aug 30, 2016

Finding the gold of Mold


This year marks the 180th anniversary of the British Museum's first acquisition of fragments of the Mold cape, sparking a reconstruction effort sustained over generations. The task wasn't helped ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

by the dispersal of pieces of the gold cape - one of the most remarkable surviving artefacts from Bronze Age Britain - soon after its discovery by quarrymen in 1833. Gradually the pieces were tracked down, and by the 1960s experts were able to reassemble the garment. For more on this fascinating object, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the entrance to the Gold Cape pub in Wrexham Street, Mold. Or click here