2010년 8월 12일 목요일
Ancient honey jars unearthed from shipwreck
Two celadon pieces from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392 A.D.) which were used to store honey were excavated from a shipwreck near off the coast of Taean County in Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province).
The National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage said on Wednesday (Aug. 04) that it also has discovered various pieces of earthenware, iron pots, grain and wooden tablets inscribed with information about the articles onboard the ship.
The wooden tags attached to the mouth of the jars say that they were called “jun” or “seongjun.” The label said that those jars to be sent to a man named O Mun-bu, a low-ranking military official in the dynasty's capital, Gaegyeong, which is now the North Korean city of Kaesong.
The tags made of bamboo usually indicate what was contained inside or the name of the container.
This is the first evidence that celadon jars were used as containers honey and other foodstuffs.