Ancient moat in Japan may have guarded royal tomb

January 22, 2015 4:23 PM

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Archaeologists in Japan have found the remains of an ancient moat that may have once guarded an emperor's tomb. They made the discovery in Asuka, and researchers think the moat was part of the burial site of a seventh-century emperor named Jomei who died in the year 641, reports Japan News.

The section of the moat uncovered is about 55 yards long, 13 to 23 feet wide, and 3 feet deep, and it was lined with rocks of various sizes.

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