Japan's Gosashi tomb opened to scholars

A 5th century royal Japanese tomb has been made accessible to scholars for research and study for the first time. Koji Takahashi, a Toyama University archaeologist, was one of the experts allowed into the Gosashi tomb, which "is revered as the resting place of Empress Jingu, the semi-legendary wife of the country's 14th emperor."

"The main achievement of the occasion was that for the first time we could enter to do [our own] research," said Takahashi. The archaeologists were given 2 1/2 hours to explore the lower half of the tomb.