12 Sep 2006 (Thanh Nien News) –
Remains of 17th-century ‘Japanese Bridge’ in Vietnam found
A team of Japanese and Vietnamese researchers has excavated remains of a 17th-century bridge believed built by Japanese settlers at the World Heritage site of Hoi An in central Vietnam, Kyodo reported…
The researchers from [tag]Showa Women’s University[/tag] in Tokyo and the [tag]Hanoi National University[/tag] found clayware and carbonized wooden pegs that appear to have supported bridge columns.
These were dug out from a 17th-century geological layer at a depth of 2.2 meters below a road at the foot of the bridge.