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Traffic Rules in Ancient Dazaifu


Excavations of ancient ruins in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, have uncovered a rutted road dating to the 8th century. The ruts are in three places: the middle of the road, and on both edges. Archaeologists think the ruts were for ox-driven carts, and that the placement of the ruts shows that rudimentary traffic rules were already in existence at that time.

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Published: Oct 16, 2008 / Last Updated: Oct 16, 2008

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