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4th-century pit houses found in Japan

Archaeologists working in Japan's Nara Prefecture have unearthed the 4th-century remains of pit houses and ditches. “The site occupies a prominent area,” said Fumiaki Imao, a senior researcher at the institute, adding that the structures may have been used for rituals under the direct control of the early Yamato imperial court. The

16 century defensive ditches uncovered in Scotland

A section of the city of Leith's 16th century defensive ditches have been uncovered. With much of the former fortifications now built on, this section provides one of the best opportunities to learn more about the extensive defences built by Mary of Guise in 1548 when she moved the seat of

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