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Shards from ancient vase found in Japan

Shards belonging to an 8th century vase have been unearthed in Nara, Japan. Kanazawa University archaeology Professor Tatsuo Sasaki said the vase shards found at the former location of the Heijokyo palace were proof Nara once played a role in the extensive international trading route known as the Silk Road of

Human and animal statuettes found at Burnt City

65 human and animal statuettes, and various pots and shards, have been uncovered in Iran's Burnt City, Tappeh Dasht. Since most of the statuettes are broken, the archaeologists surmise that they were scrap, he explained. One of the statuettes depicts a pregnant woman and another is of a man wearing ornaments like

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