National Geographic : 1919 Jul
AN ACROPOLIS CROWNED BY THE SENTINEL CITY OF HEIZANCHIN The flat-topped hill rises abruptly out of the level Yalu River valley and forms a natural fortress. For hundreds of years this city played a major role in the history of the country and was the scene of many fierce conflicts between Koreans *and Chinamen (see page 48). NATIVES AT A FUNERAL: WHITE IS THE EMBLEM OF MOURNING IN KOREA The mourning period is three years, and upon the death of a royal person all the people must put on white. These facts are said to account for the adoption of white cloth for ordi nary wear. Thus the Koreans are ever prepared for the inevitable end of man, whether in their own family or in the royal household.