Inscribed Sword Gifted to Yamato

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 24 November 2017

Inscribed seven-branched sword ostensibly made in Baekje in 360 CE and gifted to Yamato.

Photo credit: Kai Hendry after https://www.flickr.com/photos/hendry/189880424/
(left) and G. L. Barnes (right) after fig. 117 in G. L. Barnes (1999) The rise of civilization in East Asia. London: Thames & Hudson.



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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