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

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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)
Chinchorro Culture The faces of the mummies received artificial treatment, like mud or clay masks. (Chinchorro Culture Nomination Text, p. 111-113)
Cliff of Bandiagara The Dogon have complex religious rituals that involve animal masks.
Göbekli Tepe Eine Maske mit menschlichen Zügen wurde als Teil eines Totempfahls interpretiert, wie er auch in Nevali Cori gefunden wurde. (wiki de)
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)
SGang Gwaay Among the Haida, masks were used mostly by members of the secret societies.
Teotihuacan Jade mask found inside Pyramid of the Sun
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)


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