Posted July. 04, 2005 03:12,
It was revealed that there are many cultural properties, including the ruins of a Baekje fortress wall in the 22.12 million-pyeong Yeongi-Gongju area in the south of Chungcheong province where the multifunctional administrative city is to be built.
The Presidential Committee on Multifunctional Administrative City Construction (PCMACC) and the Korea Land Corporation (KLC) said yesterday that a preliminary survey of the administrative city site from last August through March of this year revealed a total of 118 cultural assets, including five sites of mountain fortress walls, are distributed throughout the area.
The fortress walls are not to be found in any literature, so they were provisionally named as the Na fortress wall in Nasung-ri, Nam-myeon, Yeongi-gun, the Wonsoo fortress wall in Jineui-ri, Nam-myeon, Yeongi-gun, the Goihwa fortress wall in Jangjae-ri, Geumnam-myeon, Yeongi-gun, the Boroohyeong fortress wall in Daebak-ri, Geumnam-myeon, Yeongi-gun, and the Hwangwoo fortress wall in Hapgang-ri, Dong-myeon.
These fortress walls were supposedly constructed in the Three Kingdoms age, but their exact scale and historical value has not been known yet.
The PCMACC and the KLC are going to conduct a close investigation of the remains from August in order to confirm the scale of them and to devise measures for preservation.