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Elaborate-designed Bronze Sword and Glass Beads

These are some of the funerary goods found in one of the 14 burial jars in the burial mounds. Although a grip of a regular bronze sword is made of wood, this elaborated sword was made entirely of bronze, which is very unusual. Raw materials of the beads were certainly from China, but it is unknown in which country they were made, China or Japan. These valuables indicate a man of rank was buried in this jar.

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