Sunday, September 18, 2016

News you can use

Ancient Celts often wore a heavy medal ring around their neck, a Torc.

The Snettisham Great Torc. Found in Snettisham, UK. Electrum, 150 BC–50 BC. Diam. 19.9 cm. British Museum 1951,0402.2. (Photo: (c) The Trustees of the British Museum)

I always wondered how they put them on.

      Dying Gaul (Capitoline Museum, Rome, ca. 230 BCE)
    Image Source:
      Photos courtesy of Judith de Luce, 1993.

Wonder no more: The British Museum discusses.

No, you don't pull the opening apart: essentially you twist them and slip them on. They are made of twisted wires that allow you to do this.

and other torcs were made with hidden hinges and clasps.


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