2020년 10월 29일 목요일
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North Korea discovers ancient mural tomb in western province

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2020-10-19 03:20

A photo of an ancient mural painting titled "Portrait of the Owner" from Anak Tomb #3, dated 357 A.D. found in Hwanghae Province, North Korea. (Photo by= Art and Archeology Website/Pinterest/Steve Garrigues)

[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] North Korea uncovers another ancient tomb, with mural paintings, believed to be from the sixth-century Koguryo era (37B.C.-A.D.668), state media said Saturday.

A research group from its cultural heritage agency found the tomb on a hillside in Undok area of Ryonggang County in the western city of Nampo, South Pyongan Province, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported. The tomb has a burial chamber and passage, with a stone gate of about 125 centimeters tall and 60 meters wide. It was found not far from the existing Ryonggang tombs listed as a world heritage site, the KCNA said.


But it’s the first time a tomb with murals of the Sasindo, the four guardian deities, has been found in the Ryonggang area, adding to its historical and academic value, according to state media. The four guardian deities refer to divine animal gods that were believed to serve as guardian spirits that lead the dead to the afterlife or protected the burial chamber from evil spirits. KCNA also quoted the research officials as saying that its stone gate with "metal door pulls preserved in their original state" adds to its academic significance.



 

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