Massive ancient fortification to be unearthed in Seoul

A huge ancient palace and fortress wall will soon be excavated in the southern part of Seoul, according to municipal authorities.

Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea. Image by Andrew Smith / CC BY-SA 2.0

The site is widely believed to be Pungnaptoseong, an earthen wall and palace that belonged to the ancient capital of the Baekje kingdom (8 BC–660 AD). Parts of the wall were revealed and damaged during flooding in 1925, while numerous palatial objects and remains were discovered in the area during construction of an apartment building in 1997. The city has earmarked ₩125 billion (US$108 million) for the excavation, which will begin in 2016. Read more: 

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