May 2006 - Koguryo City and Tombs Discovered in Reservoir

On May 9, 2006 China's Xinhua news agency announced the discovery of ancient remains on the northern banks of the Yalu River in the Baishan municipality of Jilin Province. These remains, consisting of tombs and a walled town site, were found after the water level of the Yunfeng reservoir was temporarily lowered. The Xinhua announcement prompted numerous reports in the South Korean media, many of which misinterpreted the original Chinese report.

[Translation of the original Chinese report]