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Chongamdong Earthen Wall

Date: 31/03/2023 | Source: Voice of Korea (EN) | Read original version at source

The Chongamdong Earthen Wall is the castle of capital of Ancient Joson, the first slave state in the Korean history, which was founded in the early 30th century B.C. and existed until 108 B.C.

Part of the Chongamdong Earthen Wall

It is located in today's Taesong District of Pyongyang.

Song Chol, Section Chief of the Archaeological Institute under the Academy of Social Sciences, says:

"The Chongamdong Earthen Wall was built for the first time in the early 30th century B.C. and rebuilt three times during the period of the Koguryo Dynasty which existed between 277 B.C. and A.D. 668.

Discovered in the wall were relics belonging to Ancient Joson and mural paintings in buildings belonging to the Koguryo Dynasty."

Full View of Taesongsan Fort

Walls on Somun Peak in Taesongsan Fort

Full View of the Site of the Anhak Royal Palace

The Chongamdong Earthen Wall is surrounded by relics belonging to Ancient Joson and the Taesongsan Fort, the site of the Anhak Royal Palace, the Chonghodong Earthen Wall and the Kobangsan Fort which were known to have been built during the period of the Koguryo Dynasty.

Of the ramparts in the Chongamdong Earthen Wall which remain at present, the one near the north gate seems to be in original state.

The rampart was built in the way of piling up yellowish and reddish brown clays. So the layers of the earth are distinguished from each other, forming a curved line.

The rampart is based on rocks of the mountain ridge.

Discovered at the rampart and in the wall were a lot of remains of Ancient Joson including spearhead, scimitar, earthenware, roofing tile, pieces of dagger and star-shaped axe and netting balance weight.

The Chongamdong Earthen Wall shows the long history and brilliant culture of the homogeneous nation. It has been restored to the original state and is preserved well.

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