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World’s oldest chart of the night sky—seen in daylight

This 1,400-year-old chart, showing celestial bodies in gold leaf, was briefly removed from the Kitora Tomb in Nara prefecture in Japan.


Ancient star chart from Nara tomb sees light of day—briefly

By Yuya Tanaka

The Asahi Shimbun

By June 11, 2016

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