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Joseon-era cannons

Posted November. 29, 2012 03:54,   


Three small-size cannons (right) and stone cannon balls are believed to have been used in the Myeongryang Naval Battle of 1597 with legendary Korean admiral Yi Sun-shin of the Joseon Dynasty are on display Wednesday. All three cannons have the characters "エ," "〃" and "マ" in-between the letters “小” and “勝,” and the former are symbols indicating repetition of the same character to indicate “small-size cannons.” The cannons are believed to be an advanced form of a previous larger version.