• Japanese Tomb Found To House Rare Artifacts From Roman Empire

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    Glass jewelry thought to have been made in the Roman Empire has been found in a very unlikely place — an ancient Japanese tomb.

    Researchers from Japan’s Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties announced Friday that three glass beads recovered from a Fifth Century burial site near Kyoto bear signs of Roman craftsmanship. This suggests that Roman influence reached as far as East Asia.

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