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Moat-Encircled village Entranse

Moat-Encircled village Entranse - DEFENSES -

The main defenses were located at the east gate of the ancient Yoshinogari village. An earthen bridge was built over the outer moat at this location with a large gate protecting the inner area. Extending from both sides of the gate was a spiked wooden fence/wall. From the extent of the defenses, it is supposed that this village was extremely important and perhaps the residence of successive rulers of the area.

Picture: Moat-Encircled village Entranse Ancient Defenses Abatis-Sharpened Posts

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