KASHIHARA, Nara Pref. – Gold leaf was used in drawing Japan’s oldest existing astronomical charts covering the ceiling of an ancient tomb in the village of Asuka, Nara Prefecture, the Cultural Affairs Agency said.
The latest Kitora findings came Thursday as researchers filmed the stone chamber of the tomb for the fourth time, inserting a digital camera attached to the tip of a 3.5-meter arm through a grave robbers’ tunnel.
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