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|cultural assets: Daegu Dalseong|
This fortress wall was built on a low hill in the period of Three Kingdoms. While the height of the wall is irregular, it averages about 4 meters. The circumference is about 1,300 meters.
Given the various remains including shellfish stacks of the early Iron Age excavated beneath the wall, this wall is believed to have been built by regional powers of this area when they began to establish an early form of nation. Also, it has the feature of taking advantage of low hills on the predominantly flat area, used for erecting walls like Weolseong Wall in Gyeongju. For this reason, Dalseong Wall is seen as a model of early fortress wall design in the southern area.
The main construction material of the wall was mud and seems to have been reinforced in later times because large stones are uncovered sporadically. There were military warehouses, a well and a pond inside the fortress until the early Joseon Dynasty. A number of stone chamber tombs, in which remains, including a gold and bronze compound crown, were discovered. These are scattered along the hill area stretching to the southwestern part of the wall.
Dalseong Wall in Daegu is significant in that it is the earliest form of fortress wall in the history of Korean fortress development.