Phoenician-Punic Grinning Mask

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Carole Raddato
published on 01 May 2016

Phoenician grinning mask, 4th century BCE, found in a grave at San Sperate in Sardinia. Masks like these were used to ward off evil. (Cagliari Museo Archeologico Nazionale)

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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