Saturday, 30 June 2018

Baekje Historic Areas

This is one of two or three sites from where I have postcards with artifacts that were found in the heritage site but are exposed somewhere else. 
This property comprises eight archaeological sites related to the last period of the Baekje Kingdom.

Seoksu found in the Tomb of King Muryeong
This postcard arrived from Italy sent by Marina

The Tomb of King Muryeong, also known as Songsan-ri Tomb No. 7, is the ancient tumulus of King Muryeong, who ruled the Baekje from 501 to 523, and his queen. The rarity of intact Baekje tombs makes this one of the major archaeological discoveries in Korea and a crucial source for the understanding of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.
From the tomb, 2906 objects were excavated and subsequently classified into 108 categories. The most important objects include two pairs of royal diadems made for the king and queen and two stone epigraphs containing valuable inscriptions and dates. The epigraphs give the name and age of the king and queen and dates of their deaths and burials, a rarity for Korean tombs. These dates are also extremely valuable as they corroborate exactly the text of the Samguk Sagi. - in: wikipedia

The eight sites featured in the heritage list (in red what I have):
  • Gongsanseong Fortress
  • Royal Tombs in Songsan-ri
  • Archeological Site in Gwanbuk-ri and Busosanseong Fortress
  • Jeongnimsa Temple Site
  • Royal Tombs in Neungsan-ri
  • Naseong City Wall
  • Archeological Site in Wanggung-ri
  • Mireuksa Temple Site

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