Ancient Britain

Mold Gold Cape

Mold Gold Cape

This gold cape was originally found in a grave in North Wales. It has been crafted from a single gold ingot beaten to a breathtakingly thin sheet. We do not know who wore the cape but it could only fit a slim woman or child. Whoever wore it must also have possessed great power and wealth.

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Human beings have been living in the part of northern Europe that is today called Britain for about 750,000 years. The first modern humans, or Homo sapiens, arrived in Britain after the Ice Age, about 30,000 - 40,000 years ago.

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