Let's face it: we've been wearing masks for millennia
Magnificent masks from antiquity to the present day
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Masks are currently commonplace during the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of COVID-19. They are being worn by many of us as a means of protection against the deadly virus. But, of course, the mask in one form or another has been around for centuries, normally worn on the face, typically for disguise, defense, performance, or entertainment.
Click through the following gallery and take a look at these amazing examples of masks worn over millennia.
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