petrograph is an important remain that shows the spirit of people in the prehistoric age. In Goryeong area, various forms of petrographs of the Bronze Age remain in Yangjunri, Ahnwhari, Sandangri, Hwamri and so forth. The content of the drawing includes annual ring, mask, yut board, constellation and so forth. It is the place where village people gathered togethered and prayed for good crops and the prosperity of their children.
Petrograph in Yangjunri
It is inscribed on the surface of the rock of 6m in horizontal length and 3m in vertical length located in the entrance of Altar Village near Hwichun of Goryeongeup. There are circles like annual ring and square masks with feathers in the picture. The circle represents the sun, and the mask represents god's face. It is estimated to be the sacrificial remains of the Bronze Age that wish for good crops and the prosperity of children.
Historical Irony - People of Daegaya damaged the petrograph that their ancestors worshiped
During the excavation to built Daegaya royal tomb pavilion in 1994, petrograph of the Bronze Age was found in a tomb of Daegaya. Drawings of masks that are similar to the petrograph in Yangjunri and Ahnwhari and people with large genitalia were inscribed on the stone cover of a tomb of Daegaya. While making tombs, people of Daegaya took the stones with the petrograph of the Bronze Age and used them for tomb cover stones.
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