Oldest human-shaped haniwa found in Japan

Published on March 14th, 2012 | by Admin


5th century human-shaped haniwa, terra-cotta figures buried with the dead, have been found in Japan.

Two of the six figures depict sumo wrestlers, two are in the form of warriors, and one depicts the chair portion of a seated human. Archeologists believe the remaining one may depict an aristocrat.

One of the sumo wrestling figures shows the lower part of a human body dressed in a loincloth with spiny weapons attached to the ankles. The height of the complete figure is estimated to have been approximately 110 to 120 centimeters.

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