December 16, 2012

(Two) Bodies, bodies everywhere

Filed under: bodies everywhere! — acagle @ 3:25 pm

Archaeologists at ‘Pompeii of Japan’ site find a 1,400 year-old warrior still wearing his armour

Archaeologists working at Japan’s Kanai Higashiura site have unearthed the remains of a Kofun-period warrior and infant — both of whom were killed in a volcanic eruption. The bodies were covered in a layer of volcanic ash that dates to the early 6th century. The discovery, which is a first of its kind, is particularly remarkable in that the warrior is still wearing his lamellar suit. Though 600 armoured suits have been recovered by archaeologists over the years, none were worn by its owner.

There are photos but they don’t convey a whole lot of info for lack of adequate captioning. Not sure what this will show other than that, you know, they actually wore these things. . . . .

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