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Ancient Masks Go On Display

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Several stone masks over 9000 years old are now on display in The Jerusalem Museum.  Many experts believe the masks, discovered in the vicinity of Jerusalem, resemble skulls, perhaps of deceased family members, due to the small, triangular noses and prominent teeth. As such they may elucidate some of the early funeral rites of the first  agricultural societies settling in the area.

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It took ten years of radiocarbon dating to confirm the age of the masks, most of which were in private collections.

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  1. ameliacarruthers

    March 13, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Oooh, a little scary!

    • hungrybookworm2013

      March 23, 2014 at 4:00 AM

      Agreed, haha, but still an incredible find. Maybe I should have saved it for Halloween 🙂

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