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MAEBASHI, Gunma Pref. — A circular burial mound dating back to the latter half of the fifth century has been discovered nearly intact in the village of Komochi, Gunma Prefecture.

Forty-five “haniwa” clay figures found arranged in a circle measuring roughly 8 meters in diameter near the top of the Asada No. 3 mound at Nakago in Komochi. A stone chamber also was discovered.

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