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MAMORINOYOUSU (Defense System)

MAMORINOYOUSU (Defense System)

MAMORINOYOUSU (Defense System)

Seven gates similar to the Higashi front entrance gate were located on the outer moat fence. Three additional gates were located in both MINAMINAIKAKU and KITANAIKAKU. Sentries were probably posted at all of these entrances. Sentries are believed to be armed with shields for protection and long spears and/or bow and arrows. They also wore body armor made of wood.

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