Saturday, April 13, 2013

New website on Nonaka Kofun by the Osaka University Department of Archaeology

Announcement from EASIANTH:

The Osaka University Department of Archaeology has created an English-language website in conjunction with its Project for the Preservation and Utilization of Artifacts from Nonaka Kofun.

Built in the 5th century in Fujiidera City, Osaka Prefecture, the Nonaka tomb (kofun) is situated roughly at the center of the Furuichi Tomb Cluster. The 1964 excavation conducted by Osaka University revealed that this kofun offered many important clues for our study of state formation in Japan.

Nonaka Kofun is an especially valuable resource for the study of ancient Japan, with its numerous artifacts evidencing the military, economic, and technological strength of the Yamato Kingdom.

Many of the pictures and videos are being released to the public for the first time.


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