Tomb secrets yet to be unlocked from 1,600 years ago — Heritage of Japan

Click here to see video https://www.bbc.com/reel/embed/p07lq60x Key-hole shaped tombs in Japan. Video by Matt DworzańczykImage courtesy of Sakai City Government and Sakai City Museum https://www.bbc.com/reel/playlist/hidden-histories?vpid=p07lq611&fbclid=IwAR2Mj8aHwDMIP5k6ai2wOPcAsgJuFg0Pw7GqHWCfwy8sJLgeoSr0CktoCc4 All kind of megalithic pyramids have awed the ancient local populace for generations. Japan’s ancient Kofun tombs remain relatively unknown or unvisited locations by tourists. This BBC video documentary clip […]

Tomb secrets yet to be unlocked from 1,600 years ago — Heritage of Japan

The Jōmon Megalithic Tradition in Japan — Novo Scriptorium

In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “The Jōmon Megalithic Tradition in Japan: Origins, Features, and Distribution“, by A.V. Tabarev et al. (2017). NovoScriptorium: Please see here for the Jōmon period and the Jōmon people. “Archaeological evidence suggests that there were at least three traditions of monumental structures in […]

The Jōmon Megalithic Tradition in Japan — Novo Scriptorium

Japan’s Hidden World of Temples; Soren Dreier; BBC — All About World Heritage Sites

Surrounded by eight peaks and suspended high in the mountains, Koya-san’s 117 temples evoke a spiritual experience like none other. A walk in the woods In 816 AD, a monk named Kukai wandered into the thickly forested slopes of Mount Koya (Koya-san) in Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture in hope of finding a suitable site to build […]

Japan’s Hidden World of Temples; Soren Dreier; BBC — All About World Heritage Sites