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Look closer: Mold Gold Cape

Key Stage 2 (Ages 7–11)




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This beautiful gold cape was discovered nearly 200 years ago in a field near the town of Mold in Wales.

Find out all about this fascinating object from Bronze Age Britain. Where was it found, how was it made and who once wore it?

Includes follow-up classroom activity suggestions.

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