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Stone Ice Storage in Gyeongju_inside by wipco

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wipco wipco
Explore score
0.07 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 22, 2013
Date taken

Located on northern castle turret in Banwolseong Fortress in Gyeongju, this structure was used to store ice in the Joseon Dynasty.
There is a record on the stone monument and the lintel stone that it was built by Jo Myeong-gyeom who made it of stone instead of wood in 1738, in the 14th year of King Yeongjo and four years later it was moved to the present location "from the west."There are gates in the south, stairs to get down and three ventilation ducts on the arched roof.
The floor is slanted to facilitate the flow of water from melting ice.
According to historical records, the oldest icehouse in Korea was built in the sixth year of the reign of King Jijeung of the Silla Period (505).
This stone ice storage is a masterpiece of the day in its magnitude and technique.

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