A bowl engraved with a poem written entirely in hiragana more than 1000 years ago in the ruins of a residence that existed in the Heian Period (794-1185 AD) in the Kekachi archaeological site, at Koshu on Honsiu, Japan.
Archaeologists unearthed structures dating back more than 1000 years at a site of Higashi-Yuge ruins in Yao, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. These remains offer a hint on the existence of a second capital in Osaka, Yuge-no-miya, that is known only through eighth-century chronicles.
Archaeologists unearthed remains of a large ninth-century mansion likely belonging to a high-ranking nobleman within the site of Heiankyo (or Heian-kyō), the ancient capital founded in 794 AD in present-day Kyoto, Japan.
Archaeologists discovered a well preserved ancient carpenter’s tool – an iron “yariganna” cutting chisel, at the Yokaichijikata ruins in Komatsu, Ishikawa province, Japan. The tool is believed to be 2300 years old.
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.