The significance of the nonaka mounded tomb

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The Nonaka mounded tomb is a square mound measuring 37m to a side and located in Fujiidera city, Osaka prefecture (Figure 1). It is located in the center of the Furuichi mounded tomb group, which, together with the Mozu mounded tomb group, is believed to hold the remains of the paramount kings of the Middle Kofun period (5th century). These two mounded tomb groups are currently being recommended by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs for consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the Nonaka tomb is a relatively small mounded tomb nestled among giant keyhole-shaped tombs measuring over 200m….

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBurial Mounds in Europe and Japan
Subtitle of host publicationComparative and Contextual Perspectives
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781789690088
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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