"they had built a huge bronze frieze commemorating the liberation struggle."

 

Bronze frieze
Creative Commons AttributionBronze frieze - Credit: garypembridge

The design team included seven architects from North Korea. From the air, the cemetary is meant to resemble an AK-47 rifle, the most potent weapon in the guerrilla war for independence: the central stairway is the barrel, the obelisk is the bayonet, and the graves are the bullets.

 

A Visit to Heroes' Acre

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