• Koguryo and Balhae
  • Anak Tomb No. 3
Northern Wall of the Eastern Auxiliary Chamber - Well - Water Jugs
Title Northern Wall of the Eastern Auxiliary Chamber - Well - Water Jugs
Northern Wall of the Eastern Auxiliary Chamber
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This is a detailed view of the well depicted on the northern wall of the eastern auxiliary chamber in Anak Tomb No. 3. This scene features two women drawing water from a well. Various water jugs and a trough can be seen scattered around the rectangular wooden well. The inscription to the left clearly reads "well" in red ink. As evidenced by the apparatus seen on the left side of the mural, water was efficiently drawn from wells using the principle of leverage rather than by hand. This image provides viewers with valuable insight to how water wells were operated in the Koguryo era.