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Bronze mirror mold found in Japan

A fragment of an ancient mold used to produce bronze mirrors that was found here predates any other artifacts linked to mirror production in Japan by up to 200 years. The mold fragment dates to around 200 B.C. and was found during an archaeological dig at the Sugu Takauta ruins in

Stone dagger molds link ancient Japan to China

Ancient molds used for making daggers commonly found in China have been found in Japan. Japanese archaeologists were astonished by the discovery as the artifacts bear a striking resemblance to finds in far-flung areas of northern China. The two siltstone molds, each 30 centimeters long, 9 cm wide and 4 cm thick,

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