THIS is not a new discovery, as stated in Cosmos (see NATURE, April 16, p. 564). Cicero, De Legib. 11., 24, quotes a law from the Twelve Tables forbidding the combustion or burial of costly golden articles, but allowing an exception in favour of “teeth fastened with gold” (Quoi auro dentes vincti escunt, &c.).
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S., O. The Use of Artificial Teeth by the Ancients. Nature 31, 578 (1885). https://doi.org/10.1038/031578e0
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