Japanese Archaeologists Discover 1,400 Year Old Warrior In Armor

The body of a remarkably well preserved warrior in full armor was discovered at Kanai Higashiura, the site known as the Japanese Pompeii, and archaeologists believe the find dates back to the 6th century.

But here's what makes this a remarkable find:

 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.

Typically, suits like this one, what are called kozaneko or keiko, are found in tombs placed next to the owner, along with various burial goods. But this one is clearly unique.


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