Sakai City
Nintoku Mausoleum (Tomb of Emperor Nintoku)


Before 6th Century
The World's Largest Keyhole Shaped Mausoleum

This huge keyhole-shaped tumulus with an overall length of 486 meters and an area of approx. 460,000 square meters is alternately surrounded by three moats and two green belts. The mausoleum is one of the world's three largest tombs along with the tomb of Shihuang-di, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, China, and King Khufu's Great Pyramid in Gizeh, Egypt.
It is assumed that about 20 years were spent on its construction in the middle 5th century. On the north of the tomb lies the Hanzei mausoleum and the Richu's on the south. Together, these mounds are called the "Three Tumuli in Mozumimihara."

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Source: The Sakai municipal government


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