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Ishibutai Tomb

at Asuka Town, Nara Pref.
Asuka era

A mounded tomb with the largest corridor type stone burial chamber in Japan. It consists of a pile of more than 30 huge rocks. The earth which probably covered the tomb at one time was gradually eroded; now the stone chamber is exposed. It is believed to be the tomb of Soga no Umako, a powerful figure at that time.

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