Tag Archives: History of Korea

Historical Relic.

Among the historical remains of Korea, Pukgwandaechopbi stands out, a tombstone erected in the Rimmyong commune of the Kim Chaek city of North Hamgyong province. It was erected in 1708 in homage to the great victory of the troop of volunteer soldiers from Hamgyong province who, under the command of Jong Mun Bu, defeated Japanese […]

Another Old Mural Tomb Unearthed in DPRK.

A research group of the Korea National Heritage Preservation Agency has recently unearthed a new mural tomb dating back to Koguryo Kingdom (277 B.C.-A.D. 668) in the Undok area of Ryonggang County, Nampho City. The tomb is situated on a hillside north of the area. The Ryonggang Large Tomb and the Twin-pillared Tomb, inscribed on […]

Koguryo Tombs with Murals and Historical Relics Unearthed.

Of late, Koguryo tombs with murals and other historical relics were unearthed in Wolji-ri, Anak County, South Hwanghae Province. In the course of making vigorous efforts to discover historical sites, the Archaeology Institute under the Academy of Social Sciences has newly unearthed and verified two Koguryo tombs with murals and gold artifacts. The first tomb […]

Old Architectural Structures on Moran Hill.

Moran Hill in Pyongyang, whose name derived from its appearance resembling a blooming peony flower, abounds with historical remains associated with the Korean nation’s intelligence and talent. In particular, there are many remains of the Walled City of Pyongyang built in the period of Koguryo (277 BC-AD 668), including Ulmil and Choesung pavilions, and Chilsong, […]

Floral Tribute Paid to Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

Officials, working people and service personnel of the People’s Army visited the statues of the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in different parts of the country on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Korean people’s victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War. A floral basket sent by Kim Jong […]

Participants in 6th National Conference of War Veterans Arrive in Pyongyang

War veterans arrived in Pyongyang on July 25 to attend the 6th National Conference of War Veterans to be held on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Korean people’s victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War. They left for Pyongyang by plane, train and bus in different parts of the country. Before departure, […]

Ssirum—Traditional Sporting Event

Ssirum (Korean wrestling) is one of the cultural assets of the Korean nation. Since long ago, Korean people enjoyed playing ssirum during break times on the edges of fields, on the grass, and on riverside or seaside sandy soil. On folk holidays, in particular, wrestling grounds laid out at scenic spots were thronged with people, […]

Horse Riding—Traditional Custom of Korean Nation

Korea has a long history of taming a horse. The Korean ancestors broke horses to the copper bridle and decorated them with outfittings. Horse riding was all the rage in the period of Koguryo (BC 277- AD 668). Koguryo people were fond of riding since childhood and set horsemanship as one of yardsticks to select […]

Pyongyang – capital of the DPRK

Pyongyang is the capital city of the DPRK and the centre of politics, the economy and culture. As the cradle of the Taedonggang Civilization, it has over 5 000-year-long history since Tangun, father of the Korean nation, established Ancient Korea and set Pyongyang as its capital. Major Attractions: Grand Monument on Mansu Hill, Tower of […]

Kim Su Chol and His Painting Pyongyang in the 19th Century

Kim Su Chol, a typical painter of realistic tendency active in the 19th century, was good at painting landscapes, flowers, grass, etc. Typical of his works are A Farmhouse Surrounded by Prunus Mume, A Pine Grove, Waterfalls, Jangan Temple and Kuryong Pool. In particular, the painter gave full play to his skills in drawing Pyongyang […]

Who Started the Korean War?

Sixty-seven years have passed since the Korean war. But the US is, still today, struggling to distort the truth of its outbreak. Then, who started the Korean war? Drawing of 38th Parallel and US Occupation of South Korea In August 1945, the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, in cooperation with the Soviet troops, launched the general […]

Book “Koguryo-Japan Relations” Published.

The Science and Encyclopedia Publishing House of the DPRK has recently published a book “Koguryo-Japan Relations”, which deals with the political and cultural influence of Koguryo (277 BC-AD 668) on Japan. The book was written by Candidate Academician, Prof. and Dr. Jo Hui Sung of the History Institute of the Academy of Social Sciences who […]

Astronomical Observation Instrument—Honchonui

From ancient times, the Koreans made astronomical observations with the help of their inventions to know about seasons and seasonal divisions accurately. On this basis, they began to do farming and have a scientific comprehension of outer space and nature. The constellations carved on dolmens in the period of Ancient Joson (early 30th century BC-108 […]

Mausoleum of King Tangun, Symbol of Long History and Homogeneity of Korean Nation

Mausoleum of King Tangun, Symbol of Long History and Homogeneity of Korean Nation (2)

Beautiful stone sculptures that depict Tangun’s sons and vassals in the area of stone statues. There are a stone table, 2 stone incense burners, a pair of stone posts and 2 stone lanterns in front of the tomb. There are 4 stone sculptures portraying Korean tigers that look like guards of the mausoleum and 4 […]