Tag: Metallurgical Practices

Giant Dakoken Sword Unearthed in Japan

Recently, archaeologists from the Nara Municipal Buried Cultural Properties Research Centre and the Nara Prefectural Archaeological Institute of Kashihara made a remarkable discovery at the Tomiomaruyama burial mound in Nara City, Japan. During their excavation, they uncovered a giant 7’10” dakoken sword, made from iron, and a shield-shaped bronze mirror, both of which date back […]