Laser Scanning Supports State-of-the-art Ancient Tomb Study
Heritage: Okayama University Seki Engineer Service
On 26 November 2014, the Sanyo Shimbun newspaper in Japan published an article entitled ‘Discovery of a Rectangular Ancient Tomb’. Located in Soja, Okayama, and measuring 65m in length, the old tomb was named the Ancient Tomb of Mount Chausu. Earlier in the year a local resident first discovered what looked like an “ancient tomb”. Upon further investigation, it was confirmed that this was indeed one of the largest rectangular tombs within the prefecture.