Trave Tuesday: 3rd Tunnel Of Aggression

3rd tunnel

.  It was nice to view and get a great history lesson about the place.

The Third Tunnel of Aggression is a tunnel under the border between North Korea and South Korea. Only 27 miles from Seoul, the Third Tunnel of Aggression was discovered in October 1978. It is 1.1 mi long, 6.5 ft high and 6.5 ft wide. It runs through bedrock at a depth of about 239.5 ft below ground.

A total of four tunnels have been discovered so far, but there are believed to be up to ten more. South Korean and U.S. soldiers regularly drill in the DMZ in hopes of finding more tunnels. Its description as a tunnel of aggression was given by the south, who considered it an act of aggression on the part of the north. North Korea tried to downplay the shaft, officially declaring it part of a coal mine. Black “coal” was painted on the walls to help confirm this statement. Photos are forbidden within the tunnel, which is now well guarded. After leaving the tunnel it was off to watch a short film describing the DMZ and the Korean War.

F. M. Laster

“I’ve been things and seen places.”- Mae Wes

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