Ahead of 2020 Summer Olympics, a building boom in Kyoto is yielding ancient artifacts

Archaeologist Tomomitu Umase, who runs the Kyoto city government office in charge of archaeology, displays a map of historical sites around the former imperial capital. He estimates that only 1 percent of the relics uncovered by a pre-Olympic building boom are being preserved.
Archaeologist Tomomitu Umase, who runs the Kyoto city government office in charge of archaeology, displays a map of historical sites around the former imperial capital. He estimates that only 1 percent of the relics uncovered by a pre-Olympic building boom are being preserved.