Mozu Tombs, Japan
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The Mozu Tombs are a group of megalithic tombs in Sakai, Japan, in the Osaka Plain. The largest tomb, the Daisenryo Kofun, was thought to have been built in the 5th century for the Emperor Nintoku. It is keyhole-shaped, surrounded by a moat, and is 840 meters long. Nineteen other tombs are marked on the image. It was acquired October 27, 2011, covers an area of 7.8 by 13.9 km, and is located at 34.6 degrees north, 135.5 degrees east.
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team