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4,000 Year-Old ‘Masked Goddess’ Statue Named National Treasure

A 4,000 year-old statue that was found in Nagano prefecture 14 years ago was officially designated a national treasure on Thursday by the Japanese government.Called Dogu, or “Masked Goddess,” the 34 centimeter, 2.7 kilogram clay figure was found almost in a complete form in Nagano’s Nakappara site on Aug. 23, 2000. The Council for Cultural Affairs recommended the statue be named a national treasure in March.

read more 4,000 Year-Old ‘Masked Goddess’ Statue Named National Treasure – Japan Real Time – WSJ.

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This entry was posted on August 23, 2014 by in Archaeology.

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