Koguryo Tile Tomb Discovered

Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) — A tile tomb belonging to Koguryo (B.C.277-A.D.668) has been discovered in Woldang-ri, Sinwon County, South Hwanghae Province, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The tomb was found in the mid-slope of a mountain. The floor, walls and cover of the chamber were made with tiles.

The remaining part of the tomb is 52 centimeters long, 40 centimeters wide and 29 centimeters high. The width of the cover is 52.5 centimeters.

The color and raw materials of the tiles, 1.5 centimeters thick, are same with those of the red tiles used in construction in the period of Koguryo.

Yun Kwang Su, a researcher of the Archaeological Institute under the Academy of Social Sciences told KCNA that it was the first Koguryo tile tomb discovered in the country and it, therefore, was of great academic significance.

Stone tombs and stone-earth tombs belonging to Koguryo have already been discovered in the country.

The latest discovery is also indicative of the developed ceramic industry of Koguryo.

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