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Koguryo Mural Tomb Preservation Center under Construction

Pyongyang, June 8 (KCNA) — The Koguryo Mural Tomb Preservation Center is being constructed in Thongil Street on the bank of the scenic River Taedong flowing through Pyongyang, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The center, with a total floor space of over 7,500 square meters, is to make a comprehensive scientific research into the preservation and management of the cultural relics including temples and castles, natural monuments and scenic spots in the country with main emphasis on the Koguryo tombs with mural paintings.

The center will also house exhibition halls showing heritages of national culture and lecture rooms.

The tombs with mural paintings, built during Koguryo (277 B.C-668 A.D.), the first feudal state in Korea, are prominent in their architecture and paintings.

Sixtythree Koguryo mural tombs including the Mausoleum of King Tongmyong in Pyongyang and mural tombs in Tokhung-ri and Yaksu-ri in Kangso County, South Phyongan Province, were registered in the list of the world cultural heritages at the 28th Conference of the World Heritage Committee under UNESCO.

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