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WHS connected to famous / notable masks, or traditions involving masks

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Connected Sites

  • Ancient Thebes: Burial mask of Tutankhamun's mummy
  • Bassari Country: especially within the age-passage rites that dances and masks play an important role (AB ev)
  • Cliff of Bandiagara: The Dogon have complex religious rituals that involve animal masks.
  • Hahoe and Yangdong: Hahoe Byeolsingut Tallori (Masked-dance Drama of Hahoe Village, Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 69)- Nomination File
  • Itsukushima Shrine: Itsukushima's Shinto priest wears golden mask topped with dragon during the Shinto ritual dance.
  • Mycenae and Tiryns: Mycenae - Mask of Agamemnon was discovered here in 1876 by Heinrich Schliemann. The artifact is a funeral mask hewn in gold (wiki) Link
  • SGang Gwaay: Among the Haida, masks were used mostly by members of the secret societies. Link
  • Teotihuacan: Jade mask found inside Pyramid of the Sun  Link
  • Venice and its Lagoon: Venetian masks are a centuries-old tradition of Venice. The masks are typically worn during the Carnevale (Carnival of Venice), but have been used on many other occasions in the past, usually as a device for hiding the wearer's identity and social status. (wiki) Link


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