As you walk along Hanyangdoseong (Seoul City Wall), you may find some inscribed stones that retain the construction history of Seoul City Wall. So far, 288 inscribed stones have been discovered in Seoul City Wall (as of 2015), featuring different characteristics depending on the construction period. In addition, records inscribed in the stones serve as important references which allow us to witness not only the construction period of different sections of Seoul City Wall but also how thoroughly the wall was preserved as the records match various national documents written during the Joseon Dynasty.
The fifth exhibition of “Hanyangdoseong from the Records” suggests visitors to study the construction and maintenance history of Seoul City Wall during the Joseon Dynasty by looking at the inscribed stones at each section. May the records left by our ancestors on the stones provide you an opportunity to look back on the historical value of Seoul City Wall.