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ENIGMA IN STONE Koguryo's King Changsu, was rightly proud of his father's achievements, and filial the way a good son should be. Shortly after his father's death in battle, in 412, Changsu erected a monumental stone stela to honor the fallen King's military accomplishments. The Kwanggaet'o stela remains Ji'an's most controversial and popular attraction. Ever since the stela's rediscovery by Chinese officials in the late 19th century, the interpretation of its text has been a source of dispute between Chinese, Korean and Japanese scholars. The Japanese claim that the carefully etched script in classical Chinese is confirmation of their 4th...

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