Archaeologists discovered the first preserved finely woven basket complete with a square wooden footed stand at the Seta site, Kashihara, Nara prefecture of Japan, dating to the late Yayoi Pottery Culture period (300 BC – 300 AD).
Archaeologists discovered a partial human skeleton in a collapsed Shirahosaonetabaru cave on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan, believed to be 27000 years old.
Archaeologists excavating a site in Asuka, Nara Prefecture, Japan, discovered pillar holes, indicating presence of a building. The structure was located in the area west of Asukadera temple, one of the oldest temples in Japan.
Japanese archaeologists believe to have found evidence of a burial mound in the Koyamada ruins, Nara province of Japan, dating from the mid-seventh century, that might be the final resting place of an emperor.
Remains of a square foundation, found in Higashi-Yuge, Yao in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, are believed to be the remains of a temple built by a Buddhist temple in 8th century AD.
Researchers believe to have identified part of the street pattern of Kunikyo, the capital of Japan from 740 to 744 AD, while excavating the Okadakuni ruins in Kizugawa, Central Japan.
Excavation at the Kori and Heka ruins in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, unearthed about 140 tombs in type called “hokei shukobo“, consisting of rectangular burial mounds.
A fragment of pottery, with Kamegoaka style characteristics, common in north-eastern Japan 3000 years ago was found in Chatan, central part of Okinawa Island.
Excavations at Triabunna, second largest township on the east coast of Tasmania, revealed various items at a site that is believed to have once been British 51st Regiment’s barracks.
Archaeologists discovered a hidden chamber in the late 5th-century Inariyama burial mound in Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Experts wonder who was buried inside.
Archaeologists in Osaka, Japan, believe to have found clues about an non-existent Sanada Maru fortress built and used by warlord Sanada Nobushige during the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615).
Researchers recovered remains of US soldiers who died in a plane crash during World War Two, in the area of Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh state, north-eastern India.
Two ink paintings were recently found in Japan. The artwork is dated to between the Asuka Period (6th-8th century AD) and Nara Period (early to late 8th century AD).
Japanese archaeologist found ancient earthworks that might be first hard evidence to existence of a 7th century walled city. The fortifications possibly surrounded the city of Dazaifu, or the regional government in the Kyushu region, northern Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
A special coin was unearthed at the Shari village in Hokkaido, Japan. It dates back 1200 years and suggests contacts between the Okhotsk culture of northern Hokkaido and Japan’s main island of Honshu as early as the ninth century.
Divers surveying the coast of Ainoshima island in Shingu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, discovered a load of ancient tiles. Experts believe they sunk while being transported to Kyoto.
Specialist analysis of two swords found in an early 6th century tombs in the Shimauchi district, southern Kyushu, Japan, revealed both being historic findings.
A 7th-century mosaic at Hisham Palace, near the West Bank city of Jericho, Palestine, is unearthed for and displayed for the first time in its entirety to the public. The impressive mosaic covers 827 square metres.
A hidden deposit made by Germans living in Lubomierz, south-western Poland, during World War II was discovered after the relatives of the people that have hidden the objects came to seek them. The Germans asking for shovels brought the attention of the Polish Police which notified the heritage officials.
Japanese researchers discovered information proving that a Persian official was working in Japan’s former capital Nara (710-784 AD) more than 1200 years ago.