Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Those Lumps in the Ground

Throughout the historical section of Gyeongju, what looked like huge lumps of grass-covered earth dominated the area. These are actually ancient tombs of royalty and nobles of the Silla Dynasty. One of the more famous tombs - Cheonmachong- was discovered during an excavation in the 1970’s. If you want to get an idea of what the interior construction of the tombs looked like (through a cross-section display), Daerungwon Tomb complex is the place to go. Inside are also replicas of some of the crowns, jewelry, weapons, and pottery once found in the tomb. 

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