Mysterious clay jar found at lake's bottom

An ancient jar, dated to between the Asuka Period (592-710 AD) and Nara Period (710-784 AD) has been found at significant depth at an underwater site at Lake Biwako, Japan’s biggest freshwater lake in Shiga Prefecture, Honsiu.

Ancient coin found at Hokkaido

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.