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Reexamination on the Construction Process used in the Ramparts of The Goguryeo Jangan Castle

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2010, 25(1), pp.23-45
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2010.25.1.002
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation

정원철 1

1서해문화재단

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The Goguryeo Jangan Castle is a combined type of castle town, with a fortress and a flatland castle, which first appeared in the mid-sixth century. A few stones of the castle, on which writing was inscribed, were found in Jangan Castle. The writing mentions the start of construction of the castle, construction directions, measurements, and the supervisor's original address, position, and name. The start of construction date, directions, and measurements written on the stones are very helpful in understanding the construction process. This study assumed the construction process of the castle by re-analysing the Gakja Stone Ramparts that were built in the Jangan Castle. It is assumed that castle construction began in 566, Byeongsulnyon, at the latest, and construction of part of the inner castle and the west section of the southern wall of the outer castle in 569, Gichuknyon. The castle wall was not completed until after 586, when Goguryeo decided to transfer the capital, and in 589 construction began on the wall connected to the eastern part of the outer castle. Therefore it took more than 20 years, from 566 to 589, to complete the wall of Jangan Castle.

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