竹内古墳群史跡の丘1

竹内古墳群史跡の丘2

竹内古墳群史跡の丘3

The Group of Takenouchi Tumuli consists of 34 tumuli, placed in the northern side of the Takenouchi Settlement with Mt. Kitora in the center. It has one keyhole-shaped  tumulus, one square tumulus and rest are round tumuli of  about 10 meters in diameter and 2 meters high. They are presumed to have been made in the late 5th to the mid 6th centuries.  It was appointed as a prefectural historic spot.  No.22 Tumulus is 45-meter-long and keyhole-shaped. It has  a tomb dug into the side of a front hill.  No. 34 tumulus is called Chayama Tumulus. A house-shaped coffin made of tuff flat stones was buried directly in the ground in this tumulus.  In the coffin, there were bones of three bodies, iron sword blades and iron arrow tops.  Outside of the coffin, some pottery were found. 

 

Location: Takenouchi, Katsuragi City

Access: 18 minutes’ walk westward from the Kintetsu Iwaki Station