Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Takamatsuzuka Tomb

The Takamatsuzuka Tomb or "Tall Pine Tree Ancient Burial Mound" is an ancient circular tomb in Asuka village.

The tomb was built between the end of the the 7th century and the beginning of the 8th century. The person buried in the tomb is unknown but the decoration suggests it was a member of the Japanese Imperial Family or a high ranking nobleman. It is also speculated that a high ranking Korean or Chinese emissary may have been buried there.

Takamatsuzuka Historical Site
The tomb itself cannot be seen as it is being restored, there is an excellent replica of the tomb and the artwork on display. No pictures are allowed inside.

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