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A wooden carving of a bird with spread wings has been found in the ruins of what is believed to be the moat of a burial mound dating back to the first half of the sixth century, local researchers said.

The artifact was found near the excavation site of a burial mound marked Shijo 9 at the Shijo Ruins in the city of Kashihara. The mound, measuring 30 meters in diameter, was part of a 210-sq.-meter site the Nara Prefectural Archaeological Institute is studying prior to the construction of a road.

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