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Tara
Torcs

c.1200BC

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Archaeology

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DESCRIPTION

… the torcs seem to be designed to show off the amount of gold used to create them. They are intended for ostentatious display. Tara had been an important centre for three millennia before the torcs were made, but their awesome quality suggests that it had become considerably more so…

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