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First Nagase-Takahama Burial Mound 長瀬高浜1号墳

2014.01.20 (Mon)

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This is the largest and most important burial mound found at the Takahama excavation site at Nagase. Inside the main stone sarcophagus, the nearly perfect remains of an adult woman were found. At the time, they were thought to possibly be the remains of Himiko, an ancient shaman queen and important character in Japanese history. The remains have been transferred to the south-east side of the ruins.

長瀬高浜遺跡から発見された最大の円墳です。主体部である石棺からは、成年女性の遺骨がほぼ完全な形で発見され、発見当時は長瀬高浜遺跡の卑弥呼かと騒がれました。現在は、遺跡の南東側に移転復元されています。

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