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The oldest known wooden mask was found in Japan
Japanese archaeologists have found the mask of wood, which was made more than 1,800 years ago and is the oldest known wooden masks.

A group of archaeologists, who worked under the direction of the municipal department of education, the mask unearthed from the ruins in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, western Japan.

Mask in length slightly greater than 23 centimeters. She seems to be split in half along its length. Found width of 7 cm, but if we apply the missing half the entire width is approximately 16 cm

At the Department of Education Keiji Niwa said that, in the opinion of his group, the mask was used during religious rituals.

Source: NHK
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