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OSAKA — The board of education of the city of Shijonawate, Osaka Prefecture, on Tuesday announced that a number of wooden artifacts that appear to be parts of a stand dating from the early fifth century have been discovered at the city’s Kamada ruins.

The area is known to have been a grazing ground for horses at around the time and board officials said the wooden stand may have been used for placing swords upon during some type of ritual involving horses.

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