Tag Archives: History of Korea

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 […]