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Object 6: Tube of worked gold from cremation urn KM 2903.

Based upon the scant traces of gold found with the remains, it is likely that the person originally buried here was most likely a middle class citizen. Due to gold's high melting point (approximately 1000 degrees C.), any large pieces of jewelry she might have been wearing at the time of her funeral would be more intact. The amount of gold in these remains is surely too small for any sort of extravagant display. Possibly the surviving bits of gold were part of the fabric of her clothing.

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