Red-coloured Yamato dynasty tomb found in Japan

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Admin


A red-coloured tomb dating back to the late third to early fourth centuries has been found in Nara, Japan.

The tomb is believed to be that of a nobleman in the early years of the Yamato dynasty, which ruled major parts of Japan from the third to seventh centuries.

The walls of the stone chamber, the core part of the tomb, are made of more than 1,000 processed stone plates, each measuring 30 to 40 cm wide. Precious cinnabar pigment has been used abundantly to color the stone chamber

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