• Kyodo


The recently unearthed remains of a Yayoi Period settlement on Tsushima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, suggest it was the ancient capital of the Tsushimakoku kingdom mentioned in the third-century Wei Chronicle on the history of the Chinese Wei dynasty.

The remains of a pair of pit houses — semisubterranean single-room dwellings — were discovered in the Yambe area during an archaeological excavation organized by the town government of Mine.

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