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Archaeologists yesterday said they have unearthed a number of prehistoric sites at the upper stream of Pahro Lake of Gangwon Province, Korea, and urged the local government to reconsider its plan on a water project that would demolish the relics.

Yanggu County Office plans to construct a waterway along the lake to build an artificial island.

If the government goes ahead with the plan, archaeologists say the sites would be destroyed since the area will be submerged by the water.
The new findings include tombs, residencies and objects dating back to the prehistoric age, the ancient Shilla Kingdom (B.C. 57-A.D. 935), and Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

"More villages of the Bronze Age containing many more everyday relics might exist (near the excavated sites). We need to take measures to prevent destruction of those relics" - Chung Yeon-woo, head of Yemaek Cultural Heritage Institute.

Experts on prehistoric age including Choi Mong-lyong, archaeological professor at Seoul National University, have suggested resuming the construction plan after they finish excavating the area.

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