How the ancient city plan can be restored


Photo taken in 1961 by the Geographical Survey Institute of Japan (retouched).
Clicking the image switches the display of the restored plan.


The above illustration shows how the ancient city plan can be restored using aerial photographs. The ancient plan of Nara (Heijo-Kyo) can be found by tracing the paths between the rice fields. It is known that the streets and the city blocks were selectively well constructed in the area along the main street (Suzaku-Ôji).
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